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Dogs 2017

THE FORTUNATE MANY
(8/28/17)

another
natural disaster

another roster
of deaths

thousands
of displaced
denizens

we watch
the horror happen
from afar

feeling bad
for them

still maintaining
our daily
routines

not knowing
what else
to do

some donate
money

a very few
actually travel
to

volunteer in
the affected
area

admirable

we are glad
that they
can do so

we go
to work

shop
for groceries

mow
the lawn

because
we can

knowing
that our turn
will someday
come

if not
by a widespread
weather phenomena

then
by a more
personal
storm

destroying
our routines

making us
dependent
upon others
to help us
get through
the day

now
we think
about lunch

about the
gathering dust
upon the dining room
table