Dogs 2012

ANGLE OF ADVANCED AGE
(12/1/12)


I was
such
a slower
developer

I didn't
understand
that the majority
of earthly activities
which consumed me
throughout my decades
of pubescent angst
were just human
game shows
of little value

some
learned these facts
early on

I thought
them
idiots

they were
missing out
on life's
meaningful
experiences

little
did I know
those years ago
that I would be
content today

almost ecstatic

to immerse
myself
in the simple
occupation
of living

I took
so long
to realize
the now obvious fact
that if I keep
active

constantly active

at anything
that avoids
those seven
execrating
exceptions
that my soul
will be happy
and I shall
feel a purpose
here

a vital
importance
on this planet
of such harsh
consequences
for those succumbing
to the multitudes
of temporal desires

I am grateful
to still possess
working limbs
sensory
and internal organs
to carry me
throughout
my days
mired
in the mystical
mundane

hands
in fertile ground
I can smile away
as my detractors
rush frantically about
upon their errands
of social hysteria

I hold
dirt
to my face
and smell
the evidence

the future

of my importance