Charitable Trust

Jacqueline Waters

Giving kills time
Pause giving
Like you’re too important for it
Like if this
Is now a renegotiation
Then you’d prefer to suture up
Last year’s money bags
And make everyone walk to the well

Or share
Sharing strengthens the teeth
Hunters are quick to say
Their relationship with their dogs
Is never mere ownership
Instead the hounds
Become part of the family
“We lowered him down with a golden chain
And every link we called his name”
Goes the song
About Old Blue
That famous old
Dead dog