Poemdog

Dogs 2019

NOTHING TAKEN
(2/9/19)


we work

we toil

we scrimp

we save

yet
one accident

one disaster

one disease

one divorce

will quickly
remove the majority
of the results
of our efforts

we understand
the biblical
exhortations

what can be
ripped from us
is really of
no value

still
we think
that we
need

we suffer
for the want
or our
material goods

until
that day
comes

when
we know
that we were
wrong
all along

and that
none
of the others
get to keep
our shit
either

heaven
alights
as the worldly
clouds
clear away