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Dogs 2020

A Reckoning
(10/2/2020)


I let
these things
go
for awhile

for a
long while

all
of the standard
bodily maintenance

medical

dental

optical

I assume
a slide
of course

a downhill
progression
with age
if nothing else

but as long
as the exercise
is theoretical

any concern
is minimal

then
the practical
results
roll in

from tests

scans

bodily
fluid
extractions

there
are problems

of course
there are
problems

60 plus years
of apathetical
personal care
must take
their toll

I do
what absolutely
must
be done

resign
the rest
to a philosophical
view

having already
outlived
so many

in relative
ease
and comfort

not much
more
can be expected
from a life

I guess

perhaps
more effort

more social
accomplishment

in the end
however
I will die
alone

as do
we all

no one
able to take
that last trip
with us

and
no matter
our stations

wishing
only

for one
more day
of unaccomplished
living