Dogs 2014

DEFAMING THE EXTREMES
(10/26/14)


it's not
that bad

really

above 72
degrees

you're burning
up

below 68

you're freezing

a bit
of discomfort

you're hurting

waitress
a few minutes
beyond
your arbitrary
deadline

you're starving

a quiet
relaxed night
at home

for what
two thirds
of the world's
population
would kill

you're bored
to death

I tire
of your
moaning

you have
no reason
for your
exaggerated
complaints

you are
alive

you are
healthy

well fed

well clothed

well sheltered

give us all
a break
and smile
every once
in awhile

when you'll finally
have a legitimate
rationale
to plague us
with your
dissatisfaction

it will be
too late
to tell anyone

you never
lived
in peace

I doubt
that you will
ever
rest that way