Poemdog

Dogs 2016

FUNERAL
(7/13/16)


they
are upset
with us

we do not
mourn

moan

wail

as they
do

they think
us cold

uncaring

in actuality
we do not feel
the bond
of the departed
as being
broken

they still
seem
very much alive
to us

the others
only feel
loss

they see
our grateful
smiles

handshakes

hugs

as a breach
of decorum

bad form

they
will never
understand

we do not
experience
a separation

we glow
in the eternity
of the creator

we hope
that they will
remember
us so

at our
final
services