Sunday, March 17, 2013


By Dennis O'Driscoll

Life gives
     us something
to live for:
     we will do
whatever it takes
     to make it last.
Kill in just wars
     for its survival.
Wolf fast-food
     during half-time breaks.
Wash down
     chemical cocktails,
as prescribed.
     Soak up
hospital radiation.
     Prey on kidneys
at roadside pile-ups.
     Take heart
from anything
     that might
conceivably grant it
     a new lease.
We would give
     a right hand
to prolong it.
     Cannot imagine
living without it.

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