Dogs 2014

ATTRITION OBSESSION
(5/13/14)


the point
is reached
where exercise
no longer
adds
any muscle

continual
workouts
are needed
merely to slow
the landslide
that the flesh
has begun

those rocks
will crash
to the valley
regardless

sets
are stubbornly
maintained

but the reps
grow more difficult
and will
eventually
be reduced

age dictates
such things

not today
however

a few
extra pushups
may only be
pebbles
diverted
from an unstoppable
landslide

but they feel
like a concrete dam
holding back
the boulders

tomorrow
the downfall
will surely
regain momentum

but today
seems
like victory

the calendar
may gain

but death
does not