Dogs 2013

A MULTITUDE OF MELTDOWNS
(8/19/13)


they are
everywhere

they are
legion

they search
for any
solution

any answer

any hope
whatsoever
of deliverance
from the daily
drudgery
of existence

they find
no escape

they blame
their frustrations
on depression

disorder

boredom

or high anxiety
caused by
low self esteem

they never
look within
their arbitrarily
defined drudgery
to find a form
of freedom
from themselves

they never
surrender
to the repetition
of motions
that allows the
emotions
to soar

they never
meditate
upon the mundane
minutia of living
that defines
our lives
and our
happiness

they agonize
over their lack
of the grand
and the glorious
that they think
their due
by some distorted
divine right

falling short
of the stars
they are never
content
with the earth
at their
feet

we feel
for them
but life
is simply
not
that complex

not
that difficult

unfortunately
life's simplicities
will never
be enough
for them

they miss
the joy
of a raindrop
because of the wetness
of clothing
or hair

one
can only
hand them
a towel
and walk
on