Dogs 2014

PERPETUAL PRESENCE
(8/19/14)


people
are like
that

some
you meet once
yet they meander
in your memory
forever

of course
those
whom you see

or have seen

on a regular basis
are cemented
to your soul
irrevocably

whether
they are estranged
from you by
distance

divorce

death

they never
really leave

we are
haunted
by their lingering
auras
for as long
as we live

walking
through the house
I pick up a hair
on the bottom
of a sock

reddish
brown

over
a foot
long

not my
color

not my
length

I throw her
away

again

but she'll
never
be gone

some hauntings
are more tangible
than others