Dogs 2015

LIFE IS SHORT
(5/25/15)


there
are those who
would exhort
us

shame
us

nudge us
persistently

in directions
they seem
to consider
worthwhile

consideration
based
upon their
own set
of treasured
human contrivances

they don't
seem
to understand
that living
is the best
that any of us
can do

living
without
constantly comparing
our own existences
with the those
of others

not everyone
needs
to climb
a mountain

to cure
diseases

to battle
against
supposed wrongs

or to be
leaders
of their kind

in order
to feel
accomplished

there seem
to be multitudes
aspiring
to those roles
already

let
the rest
of us
be

many
of the greats
were unknown

misunderstood

maligned
during their
lifetimes

perhaps
we are among
of those

we shall
never know

but neither
do they