Dogs 2010

RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES
(8/27/10)


never rue
the tiresome
routine

circumstances
may reward
our ingratitude

any loss
of the basic
utilities
can turn
a day
a life
a family
a company
upside
down

mail
cable
lights
water
sewer
satellite
internet
television
telephone
electricity
cell phone
natural gas
trash pickup
package delivery
or any of the other
sundry services
that keep our
businesses
and homes
humming

no deaths
are usually involved
when the most minor
of life's requirements
are missing
but the importance
of our modern
conveniences
become
quite clear
when they
are gone

as long
as just a few
are taken
at a time
we can usually
adapt and overcome
for the
short term

I have found
that even
if cold
and dark
that as long
as I can still
flush a toilet
my sanity remains
somewhat
intact

we all
have our
priorities