Dogs 2014

UNTRUE LOVE
(8/15/14)


there is
nothing
stronger
than the bond
between parent
and child

but other
relationships
seem to dwindle
rapidly
by comparison

near
and distant
bonds
of blood

friends

neighbors

finally
to spouses

whom
as years go by
are mostly treated
with less compassion
and veracity
than strangers

those
in a couple
seem relegated
to lie

to compromise
their ideals
simply
to put on
a good show
of matrimony

ongoing
tragedies
that lead
eventually
to divorce

some sooner

some later

years
of regret
better than
decades

some
will disagree
considering this
a jaded
one man's
view

even though
statistics say
that they
are
in the minority

but those
without doubt
in their standing
as a mate

please

cast
the first
bouquet