Poemdog

Dogs 2020

Never Gone
(10/12/2020)


I am
not
of much
comfort
when that
which

when those
whom
we know
are lost

people

pets

jobs

homes

they were

so how
can they
ever
not be?

whenever
we know
someone

whenever
we know
some thing

those
people

those
objects

they live
forever
within us

they
are always
here

I stood
recently
in front
of a vacant
lot

where my
grandparents’
house
once stood

now
overgrown
with grass

weeds

new saplings

dead
for many
years
I see my
grandmother
at the front
door

standing

waiting

as our
family’s car
turns into
their gravel
drive

an unsure
smile
upon her
face

wondering
if what
she sees
is real