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Dogs 2017

SPIRITUALOLOGY
(1/19/17)

every day
is a continual
challenge

reconciling
the difference
between living well
and being well
is difficult

saying
that our worldly
affairs are meaningless
is easy

until
the gas
gets turned
off

meditating
in the cold
shouldn't
make a difference

but visible
breaths
cloud the absolute
with reminders
of mortality

sometimes
the only recourse
is to make
the call

deal
with the mechanics
of society
to mitigate
the environmental
distractions

we would
have not
fared well
a millenia
or two ago
in the wilderness

when those
who inspire us
ignored
the elements

before
thermodynamics
became
a mantra