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Dogs 2018

YAWNING CHASM
(9/13/18)

the initial
fall
is the shock

once
we have adjusted
to freefall
that plummeting
sensation
leaves us

we thought
of this day
for most
of our lives

but how
can we really
prepare
for the infinite?

and as we
are swallowed
by this vacuum
of nonbeing

we wonder
what we might
have done
differently

but we
see now
that nothing
would have
mattered

our destination
is the same

and if any
legacy
was left

the living
are the only
judges

as they
blithely ignore
the impending
dark depths
of their own
futures

such eternal
considerations
only exhaust
them