Dogs 2014

PARTING WISH
(5/26/14)


"I hope
that you find
happiness

I really
do

you
deserve it"

as if
she's solved
that problem
for herself
by leaving

she speaks
of happiness
as if it were
some great
deal
on eBay

or found
upon
a store shelf

it always
seemed to be
for her

her happiness
was always
going to be
the next thing

the next event

the next trip

afterwards
she'd be left
to herself
again

unhappy

in the
six years
that we were
together
I tried

I really
tried
to convey
to her

that happiness
was something
that you let
happen

you don't
"find"
it anywhere

wherever
you are

whenever
you are

running
walking
sitting
lying down

your mindset
just simply
needs to find
the place
to allow
happiness

much
in the same
way
that you allow
God
to happen

they
are not qualities
to be sought

discovered

they uncover
themselves
when the soul
is uncluttered

when the soul
is accepting

they
are one

maybe
the next guy
can explain
this
to her
in terms
to which
she can relate

probably
not

no matter

now
that she's
gone
my life
feels quite
uncluttered

I accept
the happiness
of my
solitude