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Dogs 2016

DOWNWARD DOGS
(9/13/16)

we search
for the simple
things
that excited us
in our youth

but the books
read not
as brilliant

the movies
view a bit
less enthralling

the music
while reminding us
more
of past places

past people

also sings
to us
that the sky

the streets

the earth

are still
fairly much
the same

as the lyrics
and melodies
no longer
transport us

our multimedia
heroes
have faded

their
presentations
have become
ho hum

we realize
that we can
no longer look
to others
to excite
our lives

we look
within

but we find
only that thin
translucent veneer
through which
we now view
our disappointment
with the outer
world

even
the thought
of death
begins
to bore us

the same
as going
to bed
each night

the room
just goes
dark