A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

MATRICULATION
(9/10/11)


pain
and disease
have become
my majors

torment
and tyranny
my favorite
subjects

unfairness
and incivility
instruct me
in the ways
of acceptance

they
have attained
my attention
and I am
a most
willing
student

I shall
study
and concentrate
to the utmost
to maximize
my education
in this esteemed
establishment

I shall
consume
enough joy
in between classes
to remain
as nourished
in the spirit
as possible

I have
learned
that outside
the seemingly
depressing doors
of this institution
awaits death

a final
graduation
to the career
toward which
I was born

my corpse
the ultimate
diploma