Dogs 2015

WHY DID I JUST LIE?
(3/29/15)


we talk
but we do
not
communicate

each of us
afraid
of offending
the other

we role
play

projecting
characters
and lines
which we hope
will please

neither
of us
speaking
our minds

neither
telling
the absolute
truth

both
off us
falling
short

wasting
our precious
breaths

we smile
and nod
our heads
as if
we really
understand

it was nice
to see you

we say

finally
we walk
away

frustrated

unable
to express
our honest
thoughts

our honest
desires

our honest
fears

we walk
away

each
of us
considering
ourselves
to be
a fool