Dogs 2007

INSTANT COFFEE
(5/20/07)


I was born
in the pregnant
pause
of a heated
argument
just before
the blows
began

I know anger

I know hostility

I know
the total breakdown
of intelligence
that leads
to that first
victim
of violence

and

I know you

I know
your fear
and your
fanatic fascination
with all
that brings
blood

do not
be ashamed

we are
the ultimate
oxymora
civilized animals
believing what
our minds tell us
but consumed
with what
our viscera
know as
truth

we
cannot
help ourselves

but

one day

we will be free
of such instincts
and contradictions
to wander
the ethereal plains
of absolute
logic
without
the hesitation
of human
morals

on that day
others
will strip the flesh
from our drying
bones
and
their whiteness
will announce
the release
of our
souls
from
this madness

pray

and

wait