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Dogs 2017

MEDICATED MEDITATION
(1/21/17)

when
the health
declines

the material world
shrinks
to that which
we can easily
reach

the simple
necessities
become
our luxuries

we enter
a survival
mode

looking
inward
for our
strength

the spirit
seems
all that's left
to pull us
through

we temporarily
transcend
our meager
earthly desires

touching something
more essential
in our natures

feeling
almost holy
in our sickness

hoping
that we remember
this sensation
when the body
heals

when our
normal appetites
return

when we
once again
believe
the commercials