Dogs 2013

BETTER THAN MOST
(11/9/13)


to stop
on a sunny
Saturday morning
at a Subway
shop

where an egg
and cheese
flatbread

cup
of coffee
to go

seem like
the solution
to almost everything

those
minor aches

minor bills

minor character
flaws

I am warm

comfortable

well fed

how many
worse
daily beginnings
are possible
across the face
of this miserable
planet?

billions
would trade
places with
me

I leave

get in
my paid-off
car

which miraculously starts

and motor
my way
to work

realizing
too late
that I forgot
the napkins