Dogs 2010

FRENZIED FOUNDATION
(5/19/10)


idiotic
drunken days
filled my years
for almost
a quarter
century

disease
of many kinds
kept me trapped
in bars
jails
free clinics
treatment centers
and mostly
my own
sick mind

finally
the options
down
to prison
asylum
or death
I was shown
a way out
by caring strangers
who knew
my pain

I
would not
relive
one
of those
miserable minutes
of that perverted
past
but still
I hold them
all
as closely
as possible

I need
every
one of them
in order to be here
now