Dogs 2012

DUMPSTER
(4/7/12)


you think
that you can
handle
all of those
negative thoughts
and emotions
accumulating
in your mindfill
but after
time
the stench
and irritation
begin to pile
inexorably
high

you feel
the inner strain
and search
for methods
to relieve
such relentless
pressure
but despite
your mental
workarounds
the rotting
refuse
starts
to slowly
leak into
your everyday
discourse

days
weeks
months
and years
of this garbage
eventually crowd
the gates
of external
interaction
and the whole
disgusting load
is dumped
verbally
upon the supposed
source
of the sewage

the sanitation
engineer
enjoys
a justifiable
short term release
from such
supposed
long term abuse
but quickly
realizes
that the waste
has only been
relocated

now
he waits
for a certain
and even larger
more stinky
collection
to be delivered
upon his doorstep
in the near term
future

unless
someone
finally
eats the filth
and dies
no one
is forever
free

and
there
are not
enough selfless
suicides
to keep
pace

we
can only
continue
to roll about
in our collective
toxic
trash

simply
hoping
that somebody
finally
forgets

~

"here
let me clean
that off
of you"