Poemdog

Dogs 2019

LIFE BY ATTRITION
(4/17/19)


be still

be silent

slowly
the superfluous
fades
to the background

living becomes
more
a matter
of essentials

more
a matter
of the
present

we see
things
that we
never knew
existed

the very
small

the very
large

we begin
to realize
that the insane
social rush
is primarily
impermanent
nonsense

unnecessary
stress

we feel
our heartbeats

our breaths
expanding

contracting
our chests

we experience
our existence
on the most
primary
of levels

instead
of running madly
through

around

over

away
from

what we
really are