Poemdog

Dogs 2019

PERMANENT STAINS
(5/16/19)


words
said

feelings
never
expressed

things
done

actions
never
actualized

disappointments
internalized

hopeful
expectations
unrealized

perceived
slights

that no
pre-cleaner

no
extra wash
cycle
will erase

we shall
wear them
forever

their blots
fading perhaps
with time

diminishing
with dementia

but their
shadows
remain

haunting
us
with tainted
ideals

poisoning
us
with resentments

still
we dress
every
day

looking
down
at the damage

sighing
a bit
as we
do