Dogs 2013

THIRST
(7/12/13)


the wet
Spring
is now over

dry
summer months
loom

the bugs
have
no calendars

they
need water
soon

they find
their way
indoors
to sinks
showers
toilets
and tubs

ants
spiders
roaches
roly polies
June bugs

I never
know
what insect
assortment
awaits me
each morning
as I prepare
for the day

I am
compassionate
when time
permits
freeing
selected creatures
out
the back way

when
I am rushed
they are crushed
and flushed
or thrown away

a saint
of convenience
I moodily rule
their inside
existence
from on high

as those above
allow me
to live
just as
capriciously

meanwhile
however

I continue
to drink