Dogs 2013

NO VACUUM
(3/16/13)


we like
to hold tightly
to our
addictions
neuroses
syndromes
and bad habits

"I'm not
hurting
anyone else"

we offer
in defense

we think
that we are
just
good people
with bad
problems

we drape
ourselves
in the darkness
of selfishness
and let others
shoulder
our weight

we do not
see the truth
because
of our
near sighted
misery

someone
else
will have to work
an extra
shift

pay extra
fees
taxes
premiums
for our care

give up
their space
for those of us
who have not
earned any

when we
need help
we live
in a community

when we
need to contribute
we live
alone

a dichotomy
of dysfunction

we are
sick
for certain

the sickness
is self

and the
the only cure
is others

too bad
that we perceive
them
as our
disease