Dogs 2015

BESIDE ME
(5/3/15)


I see
you there

eyes open

unblinking

lips closed
with a hint
of a smile

no movement
in your chest

you seem
serene

finally calm
after all
of life's
anxieties

a perfect
pose
of acceptance

I would
reach out to
you

but my eyes
are merely
open

unblinking

forever
a witness
to your final
repose