Dogs 2012

dANGER
(3/24/12)


walking
down
the street
I see a man
going
the opposite
way

he looks
over
in a manner
that displeases
me

fucker

I want
to kill
him

we pass
but no violence
ensues

I continue
along my way
wondering
at the instantaneous
appearance
of such hate

he may
not have even
been looking
my way

maybe
he spotted
the squirrel
dashing up
a tree
behind me

I understand that
rage
is a valid
emotion
of survival

but when
there is
no threat
it only serves
to make
me feel
an asshole

perhaps
that squirrel
was scampering
for safety
with
good reason