A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

WALK THE MOUNTAIN
(8/13/11)


our daily
nemeses
are legion

cars
kids
pets
bills
jobs
news
taxes
yards
banks
traffic
sports
family
bosses
houses
repairs
utilities
spouses
weather
sickness
legalities
shopping
strangers
criminals
insurance
neighbors
coworkers
institutions
credit cards
rough roads
governments
stock markets
invalid infrastructures
automatic voice systems

mundane minions
conspiring
to keep us
confined
in their little
worldly whirlpools
of worry

sucking down
our energy
and sanity

but
deep
within us
we all have
individual
self named
higher callings
to take us away
from the dreariness
of the everyday

it's only
a matter
of donning
the appropriate
metaphysical attire
and countenance
to leave those
temporal
entanglements
behind us

see
the distant
snow covered
summit

smell
the fresh
clean
air

feel
the rugged
terrain
under foot

move
through
the simple
silence

taste
the
freedom
of an immediate
place
and
purpose
for us all