Dogs 2015

BY SUBTRACTION
(6/27/15)


first
strip away
the creature
comforts

remove
all of the trappings
of civilization

feel
bare feet
upon
bare earth

breathe
deeply
and forget
all of the rules
and regulations
with which
you've been
raised

if not
complete lies
they are
at least
fanciful constructs

they were
created
by humans
struggling
for their own
social advantage

usually
at the expense
of others

forget
the worldly
goals
that have been
sold to you
since birth

success
is not
love

power

family

position

adventure

or wealth

then
look about
you

look about
on this new
unfettered plain
and understand
the elemental nature
or our existence

begin
again

reset
those former
metaphysical
barriers

produce
a new
paradigm
of paradise

we
were meant
for far more
than what
we have
become

horizons
were the limitations
of our
ancestors

we have
an infinity
to explore