Dogs 2010

OPERATION SICK STREETS
(7/9/10)


the roads
are slick
from the
continual rains

the police
give up
calling into effect
a program
of public
self-policing

driving
becoming
so bad
apparently
that all
non-injury calls
are rejected

they tell us
that in case
of collision
without casualty
to fill out
the proper forms
available
at an area-wide
chain
of convenience
stores

my inordinate
share
of tax dollars
at work
again

drivers know
that enforcement
is stretched thin
so they speed
with impunity
taking inordinate chances
rolling through
red lights
increasing
occurrences
of additional
accidents

the evening
commute
is a clusterfuck
of metal
and composites
meeting forcibly
at every major
intersection

I drive home
slowly
on the backstreets
avoiding
as many vehicles
as possible

I am waiting
for a dry
sunny day
on which
to do
my damage