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Dogs 2017

BALANCE OF GRIEF
(2/3/17)

we should
be more tolerant
of the bad
times

the bad
things

we all understand
the yin/yang quality
of our existence

yet we refuse
to accept
these swings
on a personal
philosophical
level

we stress

we worry

we forget
that with
the next
good time

the next
good thing

that there
would not be
such a grace
without a connected
curse

we find enduring
a little bad
with the good
much easier
than enjoying
a little good
with the bad

we must
be ready
for either shift
in circumstance

both
are constantly
with us

as a result

or independent
of

our actions

we seem
to understand
that creation

destruction

on the cosmic

on the atomic
levels

happens
quite beyond
our comprehension
or control

but we believe
that here and now
we should
do better

do differently
somehow

but our
fixes
are temporary

we might
as well learn
to smile
through the
pain

practice

practice

practice

for a better
demeanor
of death