Dogs 2013

THE TARNISHED YEARS
(4/18/13)


we balance
precariously
on the precipice
of old age

awaiting
our eventual
fall
to death

lamenting
our youth

lamenting
things lost

as if
we were
young gods
shaking the earth
with our
footsteps

we were
not

we have
lived our lives
in varying degrees
of ineptitude

varying degrees
of decrepitude

we were
never that
all-powerful
entity
that our memory
recalls

we were
weak

we were
flawed

we remain
so

nothing
much
has changed

so cheer
up

you old
fuckers

today
is just another
day
to be
tossed away

over
the edge
ahead
of us

into
the darkness
that is
our destiny