Poemdog

Dogs 2019

UNTIMELY DEATHS
(7/28/19)


we age

the music
slows

we understand
that the skull
in the box

may
pop up
at any
moment

of course
the same
was true
during the frenetic
deafening
cacophony
of youth

we never
know
when our time
may come

we prepare
spiritually

but the
bodily
concerns
us

to die
while driving

while shopping
for groceries

while sitting
on the toilet

all seems
so inconvenient

so messy

I would
like to be
showered

shaved

dressed
in clean
clothes

maybe
a cup
of coffee
first

just like
being ready
for another
day
at work

take me
then

but please
make my apologies
at the staff
meeting