Poemdog

Dogs 2016

DIMINISHING EXCESS
(2/8/16)


beyond
food

water

clothing

shelter

all else
is really
luxury

when privileges
are misinterpreted
as rights

the results
are disappointment

depression

angst

simple
gratitude
for the simple
requirements
is the only
solution

the only
cure

to give thanks
for the miracle
of another
waking day

in order
to retain
our sanity
until sunset

thanks
for another
peaceful night

to sleep
as if practicing
death