Poemdog

Dogs 2016

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I am
alive

that's
the best
that I have
to offer

the best
that any of us
have

I am
at the peak
of existence

all other
social standards
to the contrary

the only
measurements
that matter
are respiration

heartbeat

shake
your heads

cluck
your tongues
at my simplistic
view

you believe
that we should
aspire
to so much
more

based upon
what?

the vagaries
of society?

I am
here
now

that much
is evident

how absolutely
amazing

we are all
on equal footing
as long as we
continue
to live

I don't know
what more
we can want

what more
we deserve

life
is everything

but it never
seems enough