Poemdog

Dogs 2018

TAINTED ROUTINES
(2/14/18)

we suffer

we ail

but if
we're taking care
of business

how bad
can it be?

some
of the joy
is gone

sure

maybe
we're just
getting old

our enthusiasm
diminished

we're not
dying
after all

at least
not
today

so we
must
be fine

right?

probably
the same thoughts
consoling
cancer victims

stroke
candidates

how
can we know
when that nagging
discomfort
is finally
our last

we wonder
about our
mortality

then about
what's
for lunch