Dogs 2014

ONLY OUR SHADOWS DANCE
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movement
mitigates
decay

kinetic energy
generates
life

we move
now
so that movement
later
is possible

there is
no other
goal

no other
purpose

age
has birthed
this new
mindset

activity
seemed a natural
consequence
of being young

now moving
seems like
work

we hurt
for no apparent
reason

we tire
too easily

we seem
more comfortable
at rest
but rest
is just
one step
from death

we mistake
lack of pain
for good

pain
is our protection
from death

seek out
pain

embrace
pain

move easily
with pain
today

and perhaps
we shall be
lucky enough
to suffer again
tomorrow