Dogs 2015

BLACK AND WHITE
(11/1/15)


just
read them

there's nothing
between
the lines

between
the letters

the meaning
lies
within the words

even
behind them

not beside
them

there's nothing
to read
into them

they are like
icebergs

fairly simple

straight forward
at the surface

the majority
of the meaning

the majority
of the danger

lies hidden
far beneath
the water line

just read
the words
without
judgment

let them
soak

they will
absorb
your thoughts

expand
like sponges

until some
personal significance
is evident
for you

they may not
look
like much
in print

but they are
sourced
from much joy

much suffering

they are the
thinnest
lines of communication
between the reader
and the writer

telephone cables
connecting
to complicated
structures
on either side
of a vast
ocean

read
the words

make them
yours

they are
nothing
if not
your own