Dogs 2015

INTENTIONS
(11/25/15)


I appreciate
your concern

your protective
nature

I really
do

but your
apprehensions
are unfounded

I honsestly
have
the highest
regards
for your
loved one

I have
had
the other

the youth

the beauty

the infectious
enthusiasm
for trivialities

they are usually
nothing
but distractions
from the meanness
that lies
beneath

I have
learned
my lesson

today
I seek simply
kindness

that
is the only
quality
that lasts

that has
any meaning

the rest
passes with
time

ebbs
and flows
with moody
undercurrents

but a kind
person
is a known
quantity

attractive
in the most
important
way

lovingly
consistent
until the
end

you need
not worry

I know
what
to value
here

I will
always hold
the possessor
in the utmost
esteem

truly

now
please

lower
your weapon