Dogs 2010

GIVE ME
(1/19/10)


it is difficult
to look
into their
eyes

they feel
so cheated
disenfranchised
left behind

they whine
constantly
about the things
that they want
the things
that they
think
they need

they
wonder why
they have
so little
while others
have
so much

primarily
they have done
none
of the groundwork

their tastes
exceed
their educations
employment
and financial
discipline

yet
they expect others
to rectify
their diminishing
situations

I would gladly
give them
all
that I have

it would affect
my outlook
on life
little
at all

I know
my place

I know
my
potential

however
such help
would not solve
their sagging
sensibilities

they would
quickly deplete
whatever resources
afforded them
and be complaining
to the capable
once again

they
are beyond
human
help

hopefully
God
or death
will find them
soon