Poemdog

Dogs 2018

CHRONIC CONDITIONS
(5/16/18)

we age

we accept

we endure

things
that would have
devastated
our youth

are now
but part
of the routine

we motor
on

perhaps
a bit slower

maybe
with a limp

all
that we ask
is to breathe
another day

not
to be tormented
by our dreams

because
one more
physical pain
we can learn
to tolerate

but
one more
desire

may just
kill us