Dogs 2015

BACKWARD BOXERS
(4/10/15)


some days
start wrong

you notice
an unholy string
of negative
events
building
at an alarming
rate

you feel
that if
you could just
stop

allow
this chain
of circumstance
to pass you
by

that your
karma
would reset

more agreeable
outcomes
would start coming
your way

but
the flow
of life allows
no such
respite

you trudge
determinedly
ahead

trying
not to mind
one unfortunate
occurrence
after another

finally
you arrive
at the point
of enlightenment

these things
are not plaguing
you

you
are plaguing
you

you realize
that somehow
you
are the cause
of all
the malactivity

something
you have done

or have not
done

has disturbed
the natural
rhythms
of your life

sometimes
it takes standing
at a urinal
of understanding
before the root
of all
your problems
becomes evident