Dogs 2006

AGE
(10/21/06)


all
that I ever
feared
is coming
to pass

hair falling out
the remaining
turning gray

aches and pains
for no reason at all
just a reward
for waking
one more day

vision fading faster
than the optometrist
can keep pace

eroding teeth
and cavernous cavities
gums giving up the battle
receding toward
my jaws

flexibility
rapidly diminishing
a once free-flowing form
now stiffly zombie walks
this swiftly spinning
planet

I look
into the mirror
to start each day
and can't help
but laugh
watching my body
falling ever faster
to pieces

it's the funniest
fucking thing
that I've ever seen

because inside
my brain
still burns
with the enormity
of existence