Poemdog

Dogs 2019

RELATIVE IMPORTANCE
(4/16/19)


we see
them there

in black
on white

our
ancestors

their
birth
dates

wedding
dates

dates
of death

brief
histories
now and again
to fill in
the gaps

grainy
photos
shadowed
by antiquity

showing
some semblance
to our own
reflections

we are
impressed
with the
presentation

hoping
some day
that our lives
will finally
attain
some minor
dignity

in dry

dusty

retrospect