Dogs 2013

DAREDEVIL DISCLAIMER
(2/26/13)


we're
all
very impressed

we really
are

but
for every
noteworthy success
there are a multitude
of failures

failures
resulting
in the risk
of capital

both human
and otherwise

in order
to pull
you off
of a mountain

an ice floe

out of
a cave

a crash
vehicle

put you
back together
again

bury you

you were
bored
with this miracle
of existence

we understand

you needed
to push
some personal
envelope
in order
to feel
this life
more intensely

the available
spiritual options
were just
not enough
for you

you needed
a physical
improbability
to test
your limits

we really do
understand

but also
understand
that we will
no longer
bail you out
when you botch
these unnecessary
egomaniacal
endeavors

so
as soon
as you embark
upon the next
such adventure
you are in effect
signing a
Do Not Rescue
order

you
are on
your own

succeed
and celebrate

fail
and die

there

that should
add
some edge
to your living

as if breathing
could never
be
enough