Dogs 2013

BIRTHDAY EVE
(10/1/13)


"what
do you want
to do
for your birthday?"

the yearly
question

the unspoken answers?

to forget it

to ignore it

to give it back

for once
I would love
for no one
to notice
or mention
the day

that
would be
the perfect
birthday present

marking
the years
seems pointless

they pass
so quickly
that the blur
becomes
a disturbing collage
of moments
barely lived

we age

we die

you
just do
what you do
until you can
no longer
do it

then others
can do
what they
have to do
about you

they
can decide
what to do
for your
birthday