Poemdog

Dogs 2017

BLACK AND WHITE
(2/25/17)

alive

dead

we are either
miracles
of existence

or simply
nonexistent

but
family

friends

the public
at large
will attempt
to color us
every shade
in between
with the exacting
palette
of society

at the bottom
of our souls
we know
what is important

we know
what is essential

if we breathe
we can smile
despite
any social
critique

still

when
they remember
only
the drunk
version
of me

after 17
years
of sobriety

life seems
none too
monochromatic