Dogs 2015

CIRCLES OF MEMORY
(3/5/15)


the elations
of waking

working

resting

going

coming

reading

walking

isolating

breathing

exercising

socializing

make our lives
worth living

but when the
time arrives
that we are
incapacitated

perhaps
paralyzed

and can only
remain still
and reflect
upon such activities

shall we remember
them
with fondness
of experience?

or with regret
at no longer
being able
to participate?

our heavens

our hells

are so dependent
upon the way
in which we interpret
such selfsame
events

know today
that our
actions
are complete

hope tomorrow
that our
recollections
will sustain us