Poemdog

Dogs 2019

MINIMAL MAINTENANCE
(3/23/19)


lack
of motivation

lack
of accomplishment

your opinions
are very
exacting

very
unforgiving

you say

"just
getting by"

as you
would
some morally
abhorrent
behavior

when all
such judgments
are simply
matters
of perspective

since
from great
heights

social success

social failure

look
very much
the same

from those
vantage points
we are
either
alive

or not

and for
this
moment

you

and I

are both

just
getting
by