Dogs 2012

CLEFS OF NEED AND GREED
(7/16/12)


our lives
are delicate
songs of balance
broadcast somewhere
between necessity
and desire

at times
repetitious
tonal requirements
may become
a deathly dirge
gradually
sapping
our spirit

at others
a cacophony
of obsessions
can assail
our sensibilities
offending
our ear
and common
decency

we attempt
to add order
to the discordance
that defines
our natures
by creating
careful compositions
of realism
and hope

we must
keep time
to the functional
rhythms
of ourselves
and others
or no one
will ever
dance

play
a pleasant tune
or prepare
to fight

financially

socially

morally

maunually

plucking
greedily
the personal strings
of destruction
that may strum
us all
to silence

forever