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Dogs 2017

OCCLUDED FRONT
(2/10/17)

overtaken

encircled

entrapped

circumstance
overwhelms us
at times

we seem
to transit
smoothly
through a number
of days

of weeks

of months

seldom years

except
for a lucky
few

we become
dulled
by our relative
good fortune

unprepared
for the coming
storm

the sky
darkens

the cold wind
snaps
our attention
like sheets
on a clothesline

we remember
the pain

the depression

the helplessness
of our past
predicaments

we don't know
if we have
the endurance
to weather
another

then
a little
self righteous
anger
enters
the equation

we shout
at the thunder

knowing that
we are no
match

but feeling
a little
better
for the effort

our fear
subsides

we know
that we will
eventually
emerge
into the sunshine
on the other
side

or die

either way
our skin
will dry

the forecast
will lose
its power
over us