Dogs 2015

MELTDOWN MARY
(8/25/15)


he
looks at me
with tears
in his eyes

blaming
me
for more anguish
than I alone
have the power
to cause

I remain
calm

reassuring

but the catch
in his breath
tells me
that he still
holds me responsible
for his current
emotional predicament

I don't know
what else
to say

what else
to do

I sum up
my consolation

return
to my office

sit quietly
by myself
in less sensitive
company