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Dogs 2016

PLANET TRUTH
(5/27/16)


we monitor
this alien world
mainly
from afar

the environment
is quite
hostile
to our kind

we can only
survive
very short
excursions
upon the surface

not even
protective suits
of rationalization
shield us
for long

the veracity
of our voyage
eventually burns
through
to our skin

to our
consciousness

to our
conscience

we realize
that our lives
are the only
verifiable facts

our beating
hearts

our breathing
lungs

all else
are constructs
of our imagination

the reasons
for our exploration
become suspect

as our discomfort
becomes unbearable
we blast off
for the mother
ship

Vindicator