Poemdog

Dogs 2018

MISSION CRITICAL
(1/25/18)

so much
of our activity
seems
a waste

dull

routine

performed
apathetically

mechanically

but once
we appreciate
the basics
as blessings

conduct them
with prayer-like
attention

life attains
a new
perspective

we look past
the colorful
presentations

we listen
beneath
the pointless
fanfare

we get
in touch
with the primal
glow

the nurturing
hum
of existence

we find
grace
in the simplest
of actions

we attain
our heavens

our nirvanas

without the
presumed prerequisite
of bodily departure

we become
the glow

we become
the hum

as our earthly
concerns
slough away

exposing
a living
spiritual skin
of now