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Dogs 2016

PRECARIOUS ROUTINE
(8/30/16)

we lose
touch
with the fact
that one
natural disaster

one bodily
catastrophe

one arbitrary
accident

one criminal

one martial
act

can irreversibly
alter
our lives

the rut
that we've loathed
for so many years
will seem like
nirvana lost

we will realize
the good fortune
that has allowed us
to function
on a repetitive level
for some many
years

as we lie
in a hospital

in a prison

hidden away
in a back
bedroom

bemoaning
our inability
to choose

waiting
for someone else
to decide
our lives