Dogs 2010

MAD DOG
(11/15/10)


I keep it
fenced
and chained
so it seldom
sees
the freedom
that it seeks

it's
not happy
about the almost
continual
confinement

it will pace
back and forth
wearing a ditch
in the ground
as it growls
froths
and bears
its mighty
fangs

it survives
quite well
without
being fed
or watered
by me

some
may think me
cruel
but all that
I need to do
is point them
to it
so they see
that its health
is not affected
in the least
by my
neglect

it awaits
agitatedly
and will escape
from time to time
when defenses
are weak
coming
directly
for me

for now
I am still
master
so it will only
take gentle nips
at my flesh
when I am
not
aware

I see
it there
and take
action
dragging it
decisively
by its collar
back to captivity
but it seems
to get loose
more often
as the years
go by

I chain
my pain
back
in its pen
but I know
that one day
it will be
stronger
than me

I know
that it will
finally rest
on my chest
fangs
in my neck
only relenting
briefly
sadistically
to smile
at my
demise

get down
you fucker