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Dogs 2017

MUNDANE DEPARTURES
(4/15/17)

how many
of us

once debilitated
by accident

disease

isolation

incarceration

yearn
for the simple
things

the everyday
errands

the tedious
chores

the tiresome
routines

the exercises
that become
quite beyond us
after suffering
any of a variety
of incapacitations

however
once we are
capable again

the shine
of these activities
fades quickly

we remember
our ache
for bigger
things

the glitz

the glamour

the adventure

the excitement

simply
walking out
our doors

starting
our cars

going
to a destination
of our choosing

at a time
of our
choosing

no longer
seems
a victory

just another
necessary
nuisance

on our way
to the grave



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