Poemdog

Dogs 2016

POINTS OF REFERENCE
(4/2/16)


there is no
full picture

no complete
disclosure

we travel
life's roads
using a limited
predefined set
of signposts

warning markers
to keep us
within
the boundaries

moving
at high speeds
there seems
no time
to rest

no time
to consider
the implications
of our existence

we cliché
our lives
one day
at a time

no longer
anticipating
any pleasant
surprises

simply hoping
for no disasters

we
have gotten
old

if not
completely scared
we are at least
very wary
of what
may happen
next

we are relieved
to survive
another
routine day

flipping
the calendar

knowing
each time
that we may
reveal
our deaths