Dogs 2015

SOUL CRAMP
(7/18/15)


the workouts
get harder
with age

muscles
seize

sometimes
with telegraphed
tightening

sometimes
without warning

pain
always
the result

stretching
the slow
but eventual
solution

~

the growing
ache
at my center
is a different
matter

ever
increasing

debilitating
to different
degree

no amount
of metaphysical
limbering
seems
to alleviate
that discomfort
for more
than a few
minutes
at a time

I long
for a balm
to soothe
my brain

but I know
that the only
cure
will be
my demise

~

please

pardon
my limp

for now