Poemdog

Dogs 2016

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at times
we all have
legal

fiscal

social

physical
setbacks

sometimes
all
at once

forcing us
into maintenance
lifestyle modes
while we correct
the offending
afflictions

our routines
are reduced
to more minimal
levels

they
are wonderful
opportunities

stripping away
the madness
of modern existence
that
to this point
we considered
so normal

offering us
a chance
at insights
into the true
natures
of our existence

the true
natures
of ourselves

the truth
becomes more
evident
by the reduction
of all that
psychic clutter

we learn
what

we learn
whom

is really
important

we clearly
see
the earth

the sky

the flora
and fauna
about us

really
in a way
we see
God

but we have
lost the presumption
to paste a name
upon this new
revelation

we experience
life
at its most
basic terms

we feel
our breaths

our heartbeats

we realize
what cosmic
miracles
we must
surely be