Dogs 2013

NOT DEAD YET
(11/23/13)


on some days
death
seems so near

deeds
never to be
undone
weigh heavily
upon the neck
and shoulders

psychosomatic
pillories
of self imposed
punishment

no one
else
can see them

or understand
the torment

they look
upon you
perplexed
at your suffering

after awhile
you realize
that if
no one else
sees them
perhaps
they are not
real

maybe
they are just
mental constructs
restricting you
from enjoying
the revelries
of life

then
the sun rises
on the morrow
and you wonder
at yesterday's
anxiety

you relish
the warmth

smile

enjoy
a brief
respite

live
to err
another day

to be reminded
that oblivion
awaits