Dogs 2014

ORPHAN
(4/9/14)


I am
a son

a brother

a nephew

a cousin

a husband

a step-father

an uncle

grandparents
dead
so no longer
a grandson

they are
just words
to me
anyway

I simply
am

my familial
relations

my societal
definitions

do not
matter to me
in the least

one day
I will be old
and alone
feeling quite
the same
as I do now

still enjoying
the sunshine

a cool breeze

wondering
what all
the fuss
was about