Half Face

They say dogs watch
Only half of their human’s face
Where the eye is prone to be
More honest and each flutter
And twitch pulls deep
From behind the mask we all wear
For each other but never
For our canine lovers



Living passionately, crying and screaming
I thought was the strangest inner journey
But to live with a scab upon the hurts and learn
To smile that pleasant smile which nothing can touch
A mirage like the wind and ungraspable
The caring has fallen away
And the heart grown transparent
To both the barbs of sorrow and joy
I long to be genuine in trust
I long for you to trust and be genuine