Poemdog

Dogs 2016

AN OUTDOOR REAPPRAISAL
(2/13/16)


when life
overwhelms

we need
to get away
from our
desks

our TVs

our computers

our workstations

put down
our smart phones

step outside

experience
the elements

the earth

the sky

reassess
our current
mental

physical

emotional

spiritual
states

based instead
upon what we feel
in relation
to nature

to the vast
universe
about us

in order to find
some true measure
of our places
in the world

to sense
some hint
of our mortal
miracle

because
if we only
accept society's
fantasy
as reality

we are in
for some real
disappointment

some
real pain