Still Alone

 

Still Alone (1)

I’ve never known

Poverty

Though starved on

Empty thought

Never endured

Loss

Though passed

Some who have

I’ve never wanted of

Caring

Though looked beyond

Many who’ve asked

I’ve never stood on

Doubt

Though worry

Is a heavy toll

I’ve never realized

Selfishness or Need

Until all my yesterdays

Were past

And today I

Was still alone

[DB]

2-2019

Paradigm

Paradigm (1)

She bounded around in the snow
Seemed it was her time to go
The whining, the looking, snorts and so
The smells, circling, looks, eyes of coal
So perfect for me, she‘s outlived her time
This life if is, such a paradigm
Love never ending, four legs and fur
There’s no telling which way it will all go
She’s older, grey snout, those eyes though
Alls good tonight, her life all I’ve been
Runs by me, 3 licks by the wall where I plug her in
[DB]
2-2019