Poemdog

Dogs 2015

SLEPT ON IT WRONG
(12/30/15)


past
a certain age
we wonder

we wonder
when we
wake up with
a new ache

a new pain

a new numbness

we wonder
if the condition
will be permanent

some things
cannot be
shaken

walked off

or medicated
away

they are
here
to stay

most mornings
they are merely
like
disturbing dreams

we forget
about them
as we go about
our routines

but we know
eventually
that we'll be eating
a little fear
along
with our lunches

if we
make it
that far