Dogs 2014

DESTINY DOWN
(5/27/14)


I look
at the calendar

I look
at the clock

I know
full well
what's happening

but I am
powerless
to make it
stop

Eckhart
knew
that Cologne
was just the same
as Jerusalem

however
I'm in Tulsa
and the metaphysics
seems
a bit farther
of a stretch

other people

in their
other places

playing
with their other
things

are no
longer
of interest

I've traveled
enough
to know
that all that
other
is just
the same

eat

sleep

excrete

possibly
fornicate
every once
in awhile

we all
actually speak
the same language

we simply
say things
in different ways

I get
out of bed
and realize
that I'm nearer
55
than 54

18?

80?

what difference
does it make?

I am breathing

relatively healthy

working
a job
that I enjoy

finally free
of a crippling
marriage

I am content
in the knowledge
of these facts

I am ectactic
in the miracle
of another day

"poor guy

he's really
given up
hasn't he?"

I have
given up

given up
the game
that humanity
has created
for itself
to play
until it dies

I have
no benchmarks

no history
to make

let them
judge
my progress

my lack
thereof

the scales
are their obsession
after all

I judge
only this
breath

this keystroke

there is
nothing else
that matters