Dogs 2013

NEVERENDING GRIND
(5/18/13)


the
same
times

the
same
places

the
same
tasks

the
same
faces

the
same
lines

the
same
rhymes

sometimes
my personal
gratitude for life
is not enough
for the mind
numbing
weight
of routine

getting up
in the morning
seems a physical
chore
      beyond
accomplishment

shaving
showering
brushing teeth
and hair
putting on clothes
seem a living
limbo

didn't I
just do
this?

am I
doing this
again?

is this
all
that I ever
do?

I am
very surprised
that there
is not
more insanity

murder

suicide

knowing
that someone
somewhere
has it so
very much
worse than I
and prays fervently
for the comfort
of each and every
boring aspect
of my life
is not
enough
most days

maybe
a vacation

but that
only changes
the venue
of the eating
drinking
shitting
and pissing

cleaning up
afterwards

while
I lament
my tedium
the dental floss
container
slips
from my hand

bounces
once
on the counter

then dives
with a splash
into the open
toilet

at last

something different