A Hard Week

Now that
the darkness
has descended

All my
has ended

Deep into
my soul
I have delved

And all
future plans
I have shelved

The Black Dog

When I heard
the black dog
barking outside

I knew I had
nowhere left
to hide

When I heard
the black dog
at my door

I knew I didn’t
have the strength
to fight anymore

Now I hear
the black dog
on my shoulder

All I feel
is relief
that it’s over