Dogs 2012

PRETTY PICTURES
(12/19/12)


we live
in a world
shrouded
in sublime
expectations

sun rising

legs working

car starting

job still there

a safe
drive
home

dinner
to eat

a warm
bed
in which
to sleep

we expect
much
too
much
from this
tenuous
existence

we seldom
allow
for exceptions
of accidents
disease
or violence
in our plans
for the day

"how
could this
be?"

we'll ask

"if only
I would've
done this
a little bit
differently

none
of this
would have
happened
to me"

we'll lament

if we have
the chance

these
things
happen

they have
always
and will
always
happen

the only
surprise
should be
that we are
still always
so surprised
when they do

we see
people

the world

the cosmos

as less dangerous

less threatening

less fragile
entities
than are
their intrinsic
natures

the answer
is not
to live
in fear

the only
solution
is to live
in realistic
acceptance
of the
facts

to live
in rationality

to live
in care
that we
are not
the next
cause

the next
carrier

the next
criminal