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Dogs 2017

WHALE TAIL
(9/30/17)

we emerge
from
nothingness

forced
to cope
the best
that we
can

aided
along the way
by family

friends

society
in general

feeling
obligated
to participate
in kind

following
so many
rules

so many
standards

chasing
the goals
suggested

those
permitted

when life
judges only
the spark
within us

regardless
of peopled
opinion

sometimes
veering
from conformity

revealing
the divine within
the magnificent grace
of isolation

is the only
way to celebrate
this brief
miracle
of existence

shake
what you've got
while you can

no audience
required

show
youself
that you are
as alive
as you can
possibly
be

every
day