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Dogs 2018

DOCTOR'S ORDERS
(5/30/18)

"no
strenuous
activity

that
includes
work

exercise

sex"

I suppress
a laugh

I work
at a desk

so working
out

running

are my
only concerns

the third
activity
now a far
distant
memory

I am back
to being
the Walking
Dude

ambling
along

hardly
breaking
a sweat
in the 90 degree
heat

wondering
if all those
years
of previous
physical exertion
were worth
the trouble

considering
my current
diminished
corporeal condition
I seem to have
accomplished
nothing

as Chirgurh
asked Wells

"If the rule
you followed
brought you to
this

of what use
was the rule?"**

I have
no answer
either

getting
older

getting
weaker

one foot
in front
of the other

I near
no closer
to any
resolution

only death

which I
could do
just as well
sitting down


** No Country For Old Men (where I currently reside)