Poemdog

Dogs 2018

HEAVY EDITING
(11/23/18)


we talk
of others
not expressing
their thoughts
verbally

saving
their comments

confessions

their attacks
instead
for social media

we tell
each other
the travesty
of modern
communications

how in
the past

before
such technological
advances

that people
would simply
say
what they meant

in person

face
to face

for good

for ill

we talk
of these things
all the while
censoring
what we say

not fully
expressing
our thoughts

our feelings

because
one of us
is married

not
to the other

so we
continue
to converse

harmlessly

frustratingly

until
such a time
when full disclosure
becomes
appropriate

desires
finally
declared

words
hopefully translated
to actions

until
a new language
of two
is discovered