Dogs 2010

GENIOUS
(5/17/10)


you speak
too easily
of zero and infinity
capitalism and socialism
genetics and environment
intellect and emotion
heaven and hell
war and peace

you have
the same
day to day
problems
as we

bad food
bad teeth
bad roads
bad health
bad service
bad marriages
bad government
and basically
bad days

but
your creative
capabilities
serve as
an escape
from your
everyday
lives
leaving
the rest of us
here to deal
with the nuts
and bolts
of living
so that
you can
pursue
your higher
calling

you are standing
upon our billable
and taxable shoulders
so please use
your talents
to offer
some solutions
for the here
and now

things which
we can touch
and utilize
to minimize
our daily grinds

create
unbreakable
shoe strings

create
clog proof
sewer lines

create
congestion free
traffic flow

we can wait
on discovering
extra-solar planets
fundamental subatomic particles
a grand unified theory
or new methods
of calculating
the national debt

just give us
less obstacles
in our daily routines
and practical solutions
for the ones
that remain

free us
to be the consumer
and tax base
that you need
to breathe
your rarified
air

free us
so that
the next time
we see you
on TV
we can
truly smile
and say
in our own
pedestrian
manner

"now that's
some cool
shit"

as we
clumsily
endeavor
to manipulate
the remote