Poemdog

Dogs 2019

WASTED LIVES
(10/28/19)


talent

potential

education

every
breath
of air

all seemingly

carelessly

hopelessly

squandered

usually all
jaundiced judgments
from a
distance

peopled
prejudices

extremely
external
estimations

when only
the subject
can make
any true
determination
of self

if one's
nature
has been
followed

whether
on not
objectively
seen
as successful

the right
has been earned
to smile
just a bit
with that
last
exhalation

the tombstone
left
to the detractors