Poemdog

Dogs 2016

MOSTLY SPARED
(4/12/16)


some
are simply
allowed to exist
with little
of the usual
concerns
for death

disease

debilitating
social
and/or financial
conditions

they attain
this state
with seemingly
little
self effort

or effort
upon
their behalves

to define
such reprieve
as grace
would be
a waste
of grace

how fortunate
to wake
with the worst
concern being
how to spend
the day

how not
to be bored
with their
charmed
existence

sadly
they are not
overjoyed
with their
minor miracles
of carefree
lives

they complain
as much
as the rest
of us