Dogs 2014

LIFE SENTENCE
(8/1/14)


I ache

I ache
in my soul
from the futility
of it all

the harder
that I toil

the more
that is taken
from me

materially

physically

mentally

I want
to sink
down
in some
dark corner

rest my
head
on the floor

and give
up

but some
stupid
preprogrammed
part of me
compels
my participation
in this society
of lies

programming
and a healthy
dose of fear
at the consequences
of not
playing
by the rules

abiding
by the conventions
of civilization

but there
are those
who flaunt
all such fears

they seem
to do
as they please

and apparently
profit
from such
anarchic
approaches

they operate
at high levels
of charisma
and deceit

finding ways
to get paid
for doing
very little

or for
doing nothing
at all

they look
upon
the rest of us
as fools
for laboring
our lives
away

fools
that support
the system
that they so
easily
abuse

they have
no guilt

I can't
accomplish
what they
so thoughtlessly
take
for granted

to my
detriment
I have
a conscience

trained
to suffer
I turn on
the light
and get ready
for work