Dogs 2013

ORDINARY MONSTER
(4/18/13)


I wish
most people
ill

they
are in my
way

the ones
who I do not
want to kill
outright
I wish
would crawl
away
to some dark
recess
and die

some
serve my
needs

and
as long
as they remain
silent
and unobtrusive

they can
stay

there are
a very
few
out there
with whom
I would want
to have
social
or even
sexual
intercourse

a very
few
indeed

most
should move
on

I wish
that I could
part
this human
sea
with my approach

they would be
free
to crash
together again
once I had
passed

I would
like to say
that I do not
truly
hate them

but I
cannot

they
repulse me

however
it is impossible
to rid myself
completely
of them

I remain
alone
in their midst

a smile
to camouflage
my misanthropy

God forbid
that one of
them
might want
to murder
me