Dogs 2015

YEARNED DIVERSIONS
(8/27/15)


we whine

we complain

we suffer
our chosen
routines

when what
we want

what
we need

what
we demand

is continual
variety

something
out of the ordinary

a break
from the everyday
to refresh
our psyches

different
places
faces
and things

we forget
to be grateful
for our supposed
menial
daily existence

it's life
after all

as opposed
to an infinity
without it

then
in our dying
moments
we miss most
those previously boring
oft repeated
chores

the simple
things

going
to the store

working
in the yard

brushing
our own teeth

wiping
our own asses

gone are
the dreams
of exotic
vacations
and activities

we would
give them
all back
simply to be able
to walk across
the room

turn off
the light

tuck ourselves
into bed

and count upon
just one more
predictable
tomorrow