Poemdog

Dogs 2019

JOYFUL SOUNDS
(2/4/19)


recite
your prayers

sing
your hymns

shout
ecstatic statements
of worldly
rapture

in your
holy places

on your
holy days

but please
remember

that not
all of us
experience

not all
of us
expressive ourselves
the same

some
need to be
alone

in silence

to truly
perceive
the presence
of God

maybe
a nod

a tear

a smile

are the
only
outward signs

that would
reveal
our transcendence

if anyone
were there
to see
them

yet
we attain
the same
exaltation

as your
pewed
brethren

and
as opposed
as we may
seem
to be

to your
religious
life

we will
still say
a quiet
hello

in human
passing