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Dogs 2017

MIDLIFE CHRYSALIS
(1/31/17)

the
in between
time

a timeout
of sorts

an adjustment
has been made
to this parasitic
society

we have decided
that what
the institutions
take from us
can hardly be
of any worth

our skins

our souls

have been
callused

we look
inward
to view
the remains

to explore

to magnify
what is left
in order to
sustain us
throughout
the remainder
of our lives

some
never pass
this intermediate
stage

remaining husks

hidden
in life

discarded
in death

others
emerge

with a
purpose

with a vengeance

wearing
gray
like a badge

daring
the young
to stand
in their way

pushing
forward

on through
the latter years

pushing past
the grave