Dogs 2013

ENDLESS DIRECTIONS OF DEATH
(5/22/13)


we
never know
if our demise
will be rated
by age
weight
caliber
altitude
flood gauge
cancer stage
Richter scale
anemometer
speedometer
thermometer
burn percentage
number of clogged arteries
or any other
of those myriad
statistics
of mortality

we continually
stare down
a barrage
of seemingly
infinite barrels

any of which
could end
our lives
at any
moment

we can pick
one
to fear
more than
any other
but to fear
them all at once
would vapor lock
our existence
with inertia

I choose
blood alcohol
content
and disregard
the rest

to die
by any other
degree
would be
a success

for me