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Dogs 2017

DECISION DAMNED
(1/23/17)

we feel
despair

damage

inconsolable
loss

the pertinent
information was
gathered

weighed

considered

the selection
was chosen
that seemed best
to fit
our requirements

best to fit
our desires

then
everything
went south

what was
most important

what we had
never assumed
vulnerable
to risk

was lost

we survey
the wreckage

realizing
that the result
is now
our lives

a degraded
existence
dominated
by regret

a future
filled solely
with death

had we only
been satisfied
with what
we had

been grateful
for our simple
lives

we would
be smiling
today

with just
a vague gnawing
of opportunities
missed
to plague
our remaining
years