Dogs 2010

ASS PUPPETS
(6/24/10)


they look
for validation
in everything
that they do
say
or think

they need
to be given
confirmation
approval
authority
before taking
that next action
breath
or conjecture

they are adults

they are adults
with very little
self worth

they are adults
afraid
of making
mistakes

children
are in need
of positive
reinforcement
to have some idea
of what is expected
of them
in this world

adults
however
should certainly
be finding
their own
way

knowing
on their own
what is good
and what
is not

tearing down
their own
constructs
of conformity

with very
little
input
from others

instead
most wait
wide eyed
searching
for that next decision
from someone else
to show them
their immediate
destiny

go ahead

tell them

tell them
what to do
say
and think

they
will be
grateful

they
will be
relieved

relieved
of that awful burden
of taking responsibility
for their own
miserable
fucking
lives

at the
end
of each
long day
some time
is taken
to scour
the brown stink
from my arms
and tired
fingers
before
the evening
can begin

"what
should we do
for dinner
tonight?"

I am asked

perhaps
they make
elbow high
latex gloves

my skin
is irritated
from these
continual
cleansings