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Dogs 2018

EVEN NUMBERED DAYS
(10/8/18)

repeated
patterns

entrenched
routines

we stick
to our schedules

even though
the math
points to inconsistencies
when months
end odd

starting
odd
a given

better
to allow ourselves
a day off

than
an extra
to prolong
our plight

we consider
the insanity
of such
a system

but are
afraid
to deviate

for fear
of losing
some of
the good

succumbing
to some of
the bad

that our schemes
have been
preserving

or preventing

by their
regularity

we try
to remember
when these
habits began

why
they began

what was
so wrong
before we first
embarked
upon their
paths

but our
ways
have been set
for too long
to recall

we could
just stop

assess
the result

but getting
back
on schedule
seems too great
a task

so much
time
has passed

so much
work
invested

to deviate
would be like
admitting
we were wrong

all along

better
to continue
the craziness
with intensity

imagined
purpose

letting others
wonder
why we mutter
to ourselves
when they interrupt
our obsession