Dogs 2010

FUCKING HOSTILE
(1/12/10)


I
heard it
this morning

it's
a Pantera
song

heavy metal
no doubt

I listened
as I sat
in a comfortable
chair
behind a comfortable
desk
in a comfortable
office
in a comfortable
part
of the city

life
obviously
is comfortable

I have
no reason
to be even
the least bit
upset

but
there are
times

infrequent
indeed
but there
nonetheless

when
I really
want
to
fuck
something
up

at 50
the list
of the somethings
to which I am able
to do damage
decreases daily

I am
no longer
much
of a threat

still
I keep
a letter opener
near
in anticipation
of an opportune
moment

a moment
say
when the synapses
snap
and a victim
is near enough
my diminishing
grasp