Dogs 2012

IN BROAD DARKNESS
(10/18/12)


hello
there

so good
to see
you again

so good
to see
the life
sloughing
from you
one cell
at a time

your humous
becoming
so post
so quickly

me?

much
the same

dying
a little
every day

doing
my part
in the eventual
decay

all
of this
is one big
joke
my friend

we
look
for things
to do
to keep
our minds
off of our
certain
deaths

what
does it
mean?

I certainly
do not
know

I do not
believe
that our existence
must mean
anything

a negative
view?

I think
not

realism
seems
the only
mode
of reason
and
I have seen
no evidence
of purpose
here

how
do I feel
about that?

I feel
great

I feel
wonderful
about my
less
than minimal
role
in these swirling
cosmos

I smile
often

do not
believe
those who say
that smiling
is for fools

the act
does much
to keep
the bile
down
in its place

put on
a happy
face
and accept
the disgrace

disgrace
is the human
condition

but only
we
can know that

pardon?

you have
to go?

I understand

things
to do
and such

have
a carefree
life
my friend

how?

simply
stop caring
and remember

always remember

to smile

until
next time
then