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Dogs 2016

PEARL HARBOR
(12/7/16)

we seek
to prepare

to protect
ourselves
from calamities
both natural
and manmade

but every
eventuality
cannot be
foreseen

we end up
preparing
for disasters
that have befallen
us
in the past

not realizing
that most
were unpredicted
at the time

our creativity
falls short
in planning
against
the unimaginable

many have
died

many will
die

the human
condition
seems to allow
for no other
alternatives

we cover
our asses

move on
with an eye
to the sky