Poemdog

Dogs 2017

ICU
(3/30/17)

another
accident

another
disease

another friend

another
family member
in the hospital

unable to care
for their own
basic needs

I contemplate
these continual
tragedies
as I eat
lunch

doubly
aware
that any meal
could be
my last

that my fingers
perhaps
are holding
the final
forkful

fortunately
the pasta
is particularly
good
today



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