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Dogs 2016

FIGHTING THE FLUX
(9/3/16)

frenetically
chasing change
through our youth

the latter days
favor
static patterns
of diminished
attrition

we hope
simply to hear
that morning
alarm

to deal
with whatever
the day brings

knowing that
any difference
will be debilitating

that the peak
of our lives
has long since
passed

seeing
that dark valley
below

clawing
at the loose earth
of the slope
to slow
our downward
slide