Poemdog

Dogs 2018

ANCIENT ACCEPTANCE
(7/3/18)

I don't
mind
the gray

I really
don't

but the
beard
has gone
from brown
to bright white
in just
a matter
of a few
years

I appear
a many-lifetimed
biblical character

a skinny
Santa Claus

so I
chose
to color
the facial hair
to attain
a more acceptable
shade
of age

to subdue
the glowing
frost

to at least
match
the thinning hair
on my scalp

the desired
effect
is mostly
attained

but now
the face
seems dirty
in comparison
to the previous
albino aspect

my reflection
is constantly
disconcerting

I believe
that I shall let
the color
wear away

return
to my hoary
countenance

waving
a mighty
staff

screaming
to the heavens

no waters
to part

scattering
the neighbors
instead