Poemdog

Dogs 2016

PARANOIA OF PERFECTION
(8/21/16)

to be young
and healthy

kissing
a young and healthy
spouse
each day

living in a
freshly built
home

driving a shiny
showroom
sports car

must be
tiresome

must be
cause
for sleepless
nights

whereas
a gently
used mindset
is much
more relaxing

more freeing

one more
scratch
on a dinged
and dented
used automobile

less cause
for concern

a shutter
cracked
and fading
on a 70 year old
house

more character
added
to the structure

bruised ribs
on a body
already bent
and arthritic

hardly noticeable
from the usual
aches and ailments

we shall simply
take our pain
relievers
each night

focus upon
the utility
still available
in our lives

and sleep
the sleep
of the blessed