Dogs 2012

EVOLUTION
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when
animals
take from
another
it is a matter
of instinct

survival

as it was
with humans

in the beginning

then
religions
governments
trade associations
were spawned
to determine
which actions
were crimes
and which
were commerce

a fluid
line
of demarcation
that moves
with the waves
of time

waves
of armies

waves
of gold

now
I sit
with friends
and relatives
who revel
in comparing
their hash marks
upon the doorframe
of societal
success

unimpressed
I walk
through the door
and look
for something
to eat