Dogs 2014

PREPARE TO DIE
(6/16/14)


I did
not say
the words
as a threat

they were meant
as an admonition

as she
frantically
looked about
at what
she didn't
have

at what
she hadn't
done

consumed
with a living panic
of existence

she could
not
let go
of those fears
for the briefest
of time

she could
not
simply relax
and enjoy
this quiet miracle
of life

too many
things
were left
unbought

too many
things
were left
undone

I walked
away
from her
after many
attempts
of explanation

when
you witness
another's soul
spiraling

the best
recourse

most often

is to continue
to save
your own