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Dogs 2017

THE PAIN GAME
(4/8/17)

our days
dwindle down
by attrition

aches

sprains

spasms

cramps
accrue

not due
to accident

injury

but just
from moving
around
on a routine
basis

taking
a shower
becomes
an adventure
in restricted
movement

we adjust
to the discomfort

if not with
grace

at least
with resignation

we're getting
older

it hurts

we'll accept
the condition
over
the countless
lesser
alternatives

our bit
of wisdom
with age



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