Poemdog

Dogs 2019

UNFULFILLED FATE
(3/8/19)


eventually
we begin
to realize

that
the perfect
job

the perfect
relationship

power

riches

talent

are not
going to just
drop
into
our laps

we would
actually
have to work
for them

work
at them

but we
were
so sure
that something
great
was simply
going to happen
TO us

that we
had done
none of the
legwork

had expended
none
of the effort
needed
to succeed

now
we are
old

life
almost
over

and not
much
materialized
for us
at all

mainly
because
we didn't
do
much

we didn't
try
enough

our only
remaining options
are to accept
our underachieved
outcomes

to be
satisfied
that we ever
lived
at all

to die
knowing
that we never
get
another chance