Dogs 2011

WORLD OF DIRT
(4/5/11)


we endure
our days
dealing
incessantly
with the assorted minions
and machinations
of represented
reality

they
have little
relationship
to say
a stone
or a tree

they deal
in concepts
far removed
from the substance
of their
origin
yet
we are considered
insane
if we doubt
their veracity

laws
writs
taxes
edicts
patents
codices
contracts
copyrights
papal bulls
ordinances
constitutions
programming
stock markets
3D gamespace
annual reports
social networks
electoral colleges
all become
the soil
upon which
we stand

face to face
skin to skin
hand to hand
become methods
steeped in antiquity
and doubted
validity

no wonder
there are crimes
and revolutions
as disassociated
flesh and blood
attempt to reassert
some semblance
of control
over situations
better understood
by those
with multiple
college degrees

serve
your warrants

file
your petitions

text
your cutting
comments

and you
may find
your cranium collapsed
by a rock
or branch
of tactile
facility

you will grasp
for understanding
but your laptop
and iPhone
have been crushed
as well
preventing access
to any easy
solutions

no tweets

no bailouts

no petitions

no posts
upon your
wall

will save
you

the dust
of our sandals
will coat
your corpse
as we walk
on by

searching

for food
water
sex
and enlightenment
without
the need
of litigation
or internet
connectivity

we will learn
to thrive
and laugh
again
in front
of the flames
of our immediate
creation

our shadows
will return
to the background
eventually
mediating
with the night