Dogs 2010

LORDS AND LUNACY
(4/17/10)


millennia ago
well before
the written word
greed surpassed
human need

land
gold
titles
virgins
whores
all supplanted food
as the less
than hairy
he-apes
divided
the spoils
by might

later
the possessors
of this property
put pen to parchment
writing laws
to claim
ownership
by right

we
all know
we've lived
this life
before

we
all know
our truths
tell us
no more

we toss
we turn
our dreams
all burn
no safe
or unstaked
shore

old steeds
old swords
no longer aid
to take back
what was
firstly
ours

no pride
we die
our progeny
poorer still
counting
their final
hours

we scream
far back
through the ages
to justice
praying
for a
reply

we wait
in vain
for the answer
no more hope
no joke
the same
old lie