Dogs 2005

I, BIPED
(9/2/05)


I walk

we walk

we evolved
to walk

we are
erect bipeds

bipedal perambulators

walking
is our very nature
and I believe
that anything
that takes us away
from our basic
function in life
will cause acrimony
dissatisfaction
and strife

I think
that we think
and are self aware
only as a form
of protection
considering
our pathetic dearth
of defensive
mechanisms

no
razor sharp
claws

no
long
pointy teeth

no
heavy fur

we think only
to protect ourselves
from those whom
would eat us
and not due
to any divine
preconceived plan
for our simple race
to one day aspire
to intellectual
and spiritual
greatness

we are
simply
semi-wily
walkers

I sit
for 60 hours
every passing week
at a mind-numbing job
parked in a windowless
humorless office
a morose ass-pilot
flying my desk
through morbid
clouds of
commerce

after
a long
dismal day
trapped
in my basement
of debasement

my 20,000
leagues
under a very
convoluted
sea

a walk
is a necessity
upon my
escape

walking
comes naturally

a much needed
therapy
of fresh air
and sunlight

or even
fresh air
and darkeness

a chance
to idle
the mind

and while
admittedly
not the most
exciting endeavor
and most certainly not
an intriguing answer
to the question

"What did you do last night?"

it's what
we do

it's what
our DNA
tells us
to do

I walk
therefore
I am

just
basically
walking