Poemdog

Dogs 2019

XIX
(3/25/19)


the characters
look very
symetrical
on a coin

almost
two decades

a significant
amount
of sobriety

but
of all those
alcoholics
that I've known
who have
gone back out
after being
in recovery

the two
with most
amount of time
in the program

had
as many years
as I do
today

one
I never
heard from
again

the other
committed
suicide

the sad
thing
about so many
years
accumulated

is that
the energy
level
has diminished
with age

hope
for the future
has lessened
since there is
less future
for which
to hope

we become
more susceptible
to doubt

doubting
our destiny

what's
the difference
anyway?

an attitude
that I know
to avoid

of which
to be
vigilant

hopefully
I'll feel
a little less
paranoid

in 364
days