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Dogs 2016

PREMORTEM
(12/2/16)

we know
that we're
dying

everyone

we look
about

wonder

what fate
will befall
those
around us?

we hazard
guesses

by lifestyle

by body type

putting
them
into the ground

into urns

long before
their times

some
not so
long

we avoid
our reflections
during such extant
examinations

not wishing
to wax
suicidal

but one
look
at our hands
tells
our future

no psychic
scalpel
needed