Dogs 2015

30,000 DAYS
(11/16/15)


you
muddle along
until your mid 50s
before you
realize

you may
just live
to be a reasonably
old
fucker

fairly strange
for someone
expecting
an early death

with no
master plan

just dealing
with the days
one at a time
as they came

as they
come

minimal
stress

minimal
pain

waiting
for the next
joy

the next
bit of
misery

without
really working
toward either

not very tough
but considerably
resilient

using grace
to describe
such an existence
seems
a waste

a life
like this
appears
more a careless
bit of luck

or possibly
a twisted sense
of perspective

when we
gauge
the rest
of creation
in the billions
years

the millionths
of a second

the better
part
of a century
sounds
like a pretty
good deal

some of us
however
are more concerned
with lunch
about now

dinner
will take care
of itself