There was a sense of anxiety,
one which he was unable to assuage,
a deep need, as if to fulfill an obligation,
one which rarely is ever satisfied,
even by what he has done. For example,
he built a red wagon,
and twice a day rolls
his paraplegic dog to the park.
Just one or two times around the paths;
and one stop for the necessities.
Having done his due
he quietly caresses this gentle pet;
and they are on their way.
As an improvisation
this too will serve,
though he is never quite sure
that the help he has given
will have any meaningful significance