Dogs 2013

LIKE SANDS THROUGH THE LEAKING CONDUM
(5/2/13)


the days
they go
quickly

I realize
that I am
well above
the halfway mark
in years
but seem
to hover
a little below
the halfway mark
on society's
scale

neither famous
nor forgotten
I plod along
on my daily
rounds

contributing
to humanity
primarily
through taxes
and interest

I know
that I've been
very fortunate

in
out-patient clinics
but never
intensive care

in
jails
but never
prisons

through
crazy periods
but never
certifiably
insane

diseased
but not
dead

I feel
very lucky
to be walking
driving
communicating
to any
degree

still
there is
something
missing

something
unresolved

something
unknown

it gnaws
at me less
as the seasons
pass

but it gnaws
nevertheless

I awake
another day
unsure of what
I'm working
toward

instead
I hope
that Fate
will intervene
with a purpose
for me

then
I go
outside

feel
the sun
shine warmly
upon my
face

and promptly
forget
all of that
other
nonsense

I don't
give a shit
about any
of it

I am
alive
today

hooray