Dogs 2013

SCHOOL OF NO KNOCKS
(7/10/13)


first
there was
sobriety

beginning
again
where my
maturity
ceased
when a quarter
century
of drinking
began

then
there was
recovery
to restart
the growth
process

then
there was
the job
society
and solitude
in which
to practice
my many
newfound
skills

finally
I am immersed
in the matriculation
of matrimony
where I learn
the harshest
life lessons
to date

I feel
that if I find
a balance
in marriage
nothing
will ever
bother me
again

at least
no overly
so

I will
have finally
earned
my undergraduate
degree
in humility