Dogs 2014

CREEPING DEATH
(4/2/14)


so this
is it

dying
a day
at a time

each sunrise
bringing
new gifts
of demise

a little
less energy

a little
more pain

no grace
or simplicity
of a bullet

a land mine

a car crash

or catastrophic
hemorrhage

instead
I'm given
an ugly
daily addition
of attrition

failure

defeat

I'm doomed

but I'm
not
dead yet

so
stand back
fuckers

just a
little bit
anyway