Dogs 2013

DIMINISHED DISTRACTIONS
(10/19/13)


we eat
and sleep
to forget

we work
and play
to forget

we fight
and fuck
to forget

we drink
and drug
to forget

to forget
that we are
all
dying

every
day

birth
is only
the bullet
that begins
the death
process

real growth
ends
at that point

we simply
expand

decay

after we
take
that first
breath

we spend
our lives
looking
for play pretties
to divert our attentions
from the inevitability
of our demises

but soon
enough
we'll be sick
crippled
killed
or just aged
and able
to only dream
of worldly
pleasures

the pain
and depression
of life
will finally
overwhelm us

death
will become
that shining star
of deliverance
that has always
dominated
our heavens

we are just
too afraid
to look up
at that liberating
light

accept
the warmth

the comfort

we will
welcome
the final release
and realize
that we
have wasted
so much time
with material
nonsense

we know
the reality
of this

but
for the time
being

isn't
all this
shit
fun?