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Dogs 2018

RETIREMENT PLANS
(6/1/18)

imprison us

incapacitate us

kill us

otherwise
we shall remain
in motion

moving
for the sake
of movement

if nothing
else

we do not
envision
an extended
vacation

hotels

cruises

beaches

national
parks

we shall
always
have work
to do

solitary
endeavors
that few
will understand

they will
think us
crazy
old folks

alone

meandering

muttering

continually
searching
for something
beyond the obvious
to bring some
purpose
to our steps

slow down
they'll say

take it
easy

we'll shake
them off

pass them
by

so much
to do

for now
while still
paycheck employed
we prepare

stockpiling
shoes
for our
elderly
journey

exorcising
our souls