Dogs 2015

TO THE BONE
(2/6/15)


the brave
philosophical
stance
is easy
to strike
for a comfortable
coward

the job

car

home

marriage

if they all
can be
so capriciously
taken away

what
is their
true worth?

they are
apparently
only transitory
phenomenon

insignificant

we have
all
that we need
in this current
breath

this current
moment

but to
understand
that these
fundamental criteria
for life
can also
be taken
at any time

by design

by circumstance

on a whim

is truly
to understand
the worth
of our basic
existence

that
which lasts
has no name

and has
never known
ours