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Dogs 2016

PERAMBULATING PRAYER
(4/22/16)


I'm walking
in
the setting
sun

doing
what we were
created
to do

step
by
step

fulfilling
my purpose

what
could be closer
to God?

there
are those
who say
that I'm wasting
my time

delaying
being a better
citizen

a better
neighbor

a better
relative

a better
mate

of course
they are not
walking
as they say
these things

if they were
perhaps
they would realize
the unnecessary
burdens
of debilitating
decorum
that they shoulder
in their stationary

their driving
positions

once
in bipedal motion
they will forget
about me

their expectations
of me

they will
understand
the rhythm
of the world
again

and when
we meet
they shall smile
in silent
empathy