Dogs 2015

FATE MAKERS
(5/2/15)


our current
condition
is not
a result
of destiny

or the result
of some
mystical
magical
chain
of events

a daily
succession
of simple
decisions
has delivered us
to our individual
nows

our decisions
have decided
our lives

there will
always
be war

disease

natural disasters

to either end
or drastically alter
our existences

but mostly
we have chosen
our way
to susceptibility
to these outcomes

to have
different lives
we must decide
differently

starting
from the most
mundane
of activities

choosing
movement
over
rest

choosing
due diligence
over
shortcuts

choosing
kale
over
red meat

may not seem
like the most
beneficial
choices
at any
given moment

but making
quality decisions
today

even at
those
minute levels

may determine
whether we live
or die tomorrow

whether
we are happy
or sad

choose
life

choose
happiness

and stop
wasting
our time
by deciding
to complain