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Dogs 2016

TAPPING THE SOURCE
(3/12/16)


the miracle
of existence
is there
for us
to experience
every second
of every day

earth

sky

fire

water

to witness
such phenomena
should energize
us

amaze
us

animal

vegetable

fauna

flora

all of these
things
live

evolve

in their own
fashion

at their own
level
of purpose

as do
we

we should
learn
from the vast
emptiness of space

the incredible
improbability
that leads us
to experience
such a life

what wonders
we are

but
if we realize
this fact
we seem
to forget
so easily

bills

social
responsibilities

breakups

breakdowns

all distract us

the minutia
of human misery
preventing
our continual joy
of global
being

we look
to religion

recovery

philosophy

science

to save us
from our self
suffering

but institutions
only serve
to point us
in the proper
direction

the first

the next

the final
steps

can only
be taken
by us

we have
to walk
our own ways
to freedom