RIC S. BASTASA


a friend from New York


he learns the years
of living alone in a cozy apartment
works on the day as nurse
and makes most of the money
through overtimes and other
part time jobs

it is the money, the love of money,
that makes him move
it does not matter if he is loveless
with anyone
he is fed up with broken hearts
and wasted times

he learns to live his life
with his brown dog

that to him is love without
any condition
always devotional and painless
and constant
and nothing too personal in-between.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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