A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

MODERN MANTRA
(9/1/11)


acknowledge
accept
adapt

altered absolutely
from
eras already gone
when all
was

attack
attack
attack

addled
by age
attrition
assumed enlightenment
or alcohol
our aggression
evaporates

acknowledge
accept
adapt

energy
must be amped
merely
to achieve
some minimal
amount
of fleeting
assertiveness

acknowledge
accept
adapt

none
of this means
that there are
not those
who still
deserve
to die

acknowledge
accept
adapt

we simply
hope that
the more able
will assume
the assassin's
role

acknowledge
accept
adapt

and
eventually
amble
away