Poemdog

Dogs 2016

FIRST FEW STEPS
(7/2/16)


staggering
unsurely
to the bathroom
each morning
brings bare facts
back
to life

another
day
alive

one less
to live

gone
are the dreams

the fantasies

entertained
the previous
evening

during
these predawn hours
the basic struggle
of existence
is evident

excreting

eating

dressing

commuting
to work

the glow
of alternative
adventures
has faded

we grind
again
the routine

wondering
what excited us
so
the night before