Poemdog

Dogs 2018

DIMINISHING RETURN
(11/26/18)


precariously
stretched
from atop
a 20 foot
ladder

attempting
to repair
an outside
house light
at the absolute
peak
of the roof

at 59
I can still
maneuver about
in relative safety
to address
the problem

but I can
tell

that my already
questionable skills

my limited
abilities

are beginning
to atrophy
with age

next time
that this light
stops working
I may not
be able
to affect
a remedy

after
several trips
up

down

various
views
of my dilemma

I clip

secure
the wires

remove
the fixture

and look
for an outdoor
lighting
solution

closer
to the ground
of my eventual
residence