Dogs 2006

SURVIVAL
(9/3/06)


shiny coins
and shiny smiles
are still the beacons
a loaded bank account
and a rock hard bod
the currency of
the current
realm

this
is the way
we are programmed
attracted to those who
flourish in our environment
and association with them
while not a guarantee
probably increasing our own
chances of success within
this cynical
society

who's
to say
this is wrong?
certainly
not me
an average looking guy
who consistently manages
to pay his bills
although
admittedly
there are moments
when I wish that
either my mirror
or my monthly statements
reflected a better
vision of
today

we
are told
that the shallow
and superficial
should not be our goals
that they will quickly pass
and those who cling
to such attributes
of temporary nature
will be left disillusioned
and alone
in the
end

which
doesn't seem
such a terrible fate
considering those states
define my daily
circumstance
and not
some future
sentence
of shame

I look
to the sky
and focus
on the infinite
only to be distracted
continuously
by the glamorous
and good
looking

I look
to the sky
and thank God
for another
breath
to desperately
fog the image
of a flawed
knowledge
of now