Dogs 2013

NO SOLDIER
(9/23/13)


I inherited
a project

selected
by someone
who did not
adequately gauge
their desires
or needs

undertook
by someone
who did not
understand
or care about
the end
result

I consider
the carnage
about me

I act
by instinct

I fail

I act
by instruction

I fail

I cuss
I tweak
I hammer
I freak

I fail

I feel
a hundred
years old

I just want
to take a nap
and forget
this unnecessary
bullshit

I'm so glad
that I was never
drafted
into the military

I would've
been captured
or shot
by one side
or the other
on
day one

curled up
in a bunker

trying
to ignore
it all

I look
for a box
to return
this clusterfuck
to its maker

better
a carboard container
for the bicycle
than a coffin
for me

just another
casualty
of poor planning
and execution

just another
lack
of will

losing battles

losing wars

because somwhere
deep
beneath it all

we would
rather be
simply

left

alone