Dogs 2014

BASED UPON A TRUE STORY
(4/24/14)


the remembrance
diverges
from the truth
the second
of the happening

we are not
meant
to be
objective
chroniclers

as soon
as an event
occurs
our strange brains
begin to create
egocentric accounts
of explanation
for us

then
for others

it is
our world
after all

how better
to explain
what we experience
but in reference
to ourselves

those
who claim
to take themselves
out
of the recount
are either fools
or liars

but the liars
always tell
such better
stories

they have fooled
themselves
into believing
their own
versions

with no
self realized
pretense
they better reflect
the facts
that the documenters
have dehumanized

their creations
are closer
to the truth
than photographs

they have
reanimated
the archives

put living feeling
back
into dead evidence

returned
the teller
to the tales

I enjoy
them
so much
that I must
tell others
what
I have seen