Dogs 2014

CRAWL
(2/13/14)


"And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed
above all cattle,and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: no matter." - Genesis 3:14

stomach
to earth
I struggle
through mud
sand
rocks
and filth

a terrible
toil
I have chosen

to arise
and walk again
would be
so much
easier

but then
I would be
exposed

I would be
expected
to participate

I would be
subject
to all the rules
and punishment
of this society

I work
ten times
as hard
just to keep
even

they laugh
at my efforts

"take it
easy"

they say

"life
is not
that difficult"

when
the great scythe
of judgment
is swung
their heads
will be the easiest
harvest

I'll
stay low

slipping
beneath fences
rather than
being controlled
by them

herd
the others

pass
me by

leave me
to my prostration
of painful
progress

I shall
cause
no problems

I shall
eat dirt

I shall
be free
in my own
disgrace