While The Dogs Played
As I sat in the hospital waiting area,
listening for the doors to open
with the nurse shouting out my name,
I stared out the window
and down toward the park below.
Dogs were running back and forth,
some chasing their tails,
others playing with their owners.
Two men stood nearby
as their dogs sniffed and played with each other.
Both shook their heads,
one making frustrated gestures,
almost asking what could be…