Poemdog

Dogs 2019

UNACCEPTABLE ATTRITION
(4/4/19)


I understand
the comfort
of alcohol

of drugs

of food

of sex

of spirituality

and even
the relief
offered
by religion

we reach
a point
where life
seems to be
only
pain

with
a little
more added
each day

until
we die

a condition
that's hard
to endure

we just
need
to feel
good

right now

every once
in awhile

regardless
of the consequences

since
our lives
will certainly
worsen
tomorrow
anyway

quite
on their
own