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Dogs 2017

LIFE SUPPORT
(4/5/17)

we're
connected
to so many
conveniences

contrivances

institutions

familial
relationships

without which
we might be
in some serious
trouble

we mistake
our relative
good health

our relative
self sufficiency

our relative
freedom

for the
real things

we are
all
one physical

one metaphorical

fall away
from a rapid
decline

a slow
death

perhaps
a spiritual
rebirth

before
the machines
go silent
entirely

and we're
left
to those final
breaths

on our
own



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