Poemdog

Dogs 2018

TODAY, I HURT
(5/26/18)

oh
I know

there
are people
writhing
in true agony
right now

world over

pleading
to trade places
with someone
as fortunate
as me

but my
shoulder

my hip

my gut

my head

are telling
me
that I am
suffering
right now

I do know
that this too
shall pass

that others
will actually perish
from their pain

with no
ending realization
of relief

I am
indeed blessed
just to have
the faculties
to write about
these temporary
difficulties

I swallow
a handful
of over the counter
pharaceutical
solutions

try
to assume
a cosmic
view

become overwhelmed
with the infinite

to the point
where life
seems
a temporary
difficulty