Dogs 2014

SHRUNKEN SCHEDULE OF AGE
(10/4/14)


my job

my routine

my life

has been
much the same
for the last
15 years

pretty
amazing
for someone
who formerly
changed
cities

jobs

lives

on a yearly
basis
due
to some
vague feeling
of missing out
on that next
possibility
down
the
road

being
in the same
place
for so long
does point out
certain
modalities
of atrophy

none
more glaring
than the time
taken
to do
the same chores
as I get
older

setting
the alarm
15 minutes earlier
to get to work
at the same
time

sitting
on the toilet
twice as long
for half
the result

knowing that
there's no point
in beginning
anything
past
9pm

subtle
warning signs
that the stack
of tomorrow's
calendars
is shrinking
ever shorter

not
that I have
time
to count
them