Dogs 2015

TO WALK IN THE SUN
(11/15/15)


we sometimes
forget
to be grateful
for the simple
pleasures

we succumb
to society's
dictates
of success

we feel failures
even when
we have food

water

clean air

good health

a safe place
to sleep
each night

we become
depressed

obsessed
by what mass media
tell us
that we lack

we feel cheated
by those
who seem
to keep us
from attaining
those propagandistic
goals

we vilify
them

some of us
become extremists
to our perceived
causes

patriots

terrorists

innocents die
either way

all
for the want
of some prosaic
form
of self fulfillment

for the lack
of a stroll
in the sunshine
on any one
of so many
beautiful days

in our brief

cosmically
meaningless
lives