Dogs 2015

SUCCESS
(6/23/15)


it's obvious

it's ephemeral

we know it
when we
see it

but we're
not
quite sure
why

it seems more
an aura
of attitude
than that
of accomplishment

we're fairly
certain
that the doing
came before
the bearing

but all
that we sense
is this pose
of relaxed
power and
grace

perhaps
they are simply
born that way

destined
to succeed

all that we
truly understand
is that we
are not
like them

never
shall be

forever
free
from the responsibility
of such
stations

forever
removed
from the
enjoyment
of such
benefits

we leave
them

driving away
in our beat
secondhand cars

going home
to pay
our mortgages

never quite
knowing
any other
way