Poemdog

Dogs 2018

FATE EXPECTATIONS
(12/11/18)


something
will happen

it always
does

someone
will appear

they
always do

then
it's simply
a matter
of assessing
our levels
of acknowledgement

rating
the extent
of our reactions

selecting
the best course
of response
to any particular
phenomenon

we are
sleeping dogs

resting
rocks

spurred
only
into action
by prodding
motivators

moving
when all other
options
are exhausted

seeing
simply
where we
are

remembering
where
we have
been

with no
foreknowledge

no anticipation

of any destination
beyond
the next day

we are not
afraid
of death

we really
cannot conceive
of our demise
in some future
fantasy

reality
is that
within
reach

all else
may as well
be a dream

phantoms
in the far
away

we flip
a switch

accept
the result
as God's
will