Dogs 2015

THE SOFTENING
(10/15/15)


age
can be
a wonderful
attribute

we realize
that recalcitrant
ideals
have really
gotten us
nowhere

when we relax
those stringent
requirements
we find that
our daily lives
hardly change

the chaos
that we have
always feared
fails
to materialize

we still breathe

eat

sleep

relatively unassailed

no great
crises

just living

we're not sure
what our worry
was about
for those
many years

what
we were hoping
to accomplish

we now
understand
a smile

a shrug

the letting
go