Poemdog

Dogs 2015

MINOR ASCENT
(12/28/15)


we accept
their proclaimed
meanings
or importance

but what
is meaningful
for us
is quite
different

we live
in the murky
purgatory
in between
their expectations
unrealized

and our
dreams
unfulfilled

needing
approval

but wanting
so much more

we ache
for some sense
of accomplishment
before that last
breath
leaves us

some sense
of purpose
self realized

to die
with a smile
upon our pallid
faces

possibly
the only heaven
that most
will ever
attain

opposed
to their disappointed
memories
of us

the only
hell