Dogs 2014

PRETENDED PRIORITIES
(1/16/14)


nothing
is inherently
important

stars
in the cosmos
explode
every day

terrestrial
catastrophes
alter geography
on a regular
basis

political
pogroms
topple governments

existence
and destruction

plant
mineral
and animal

are commonplace

humans
however
are privileged
to define
importance
on a personal
level

we make
our mistake
when trying
to translate
these values
to others

we should
keep them
to ourselves

rather than
be ridiculed
arrested
or killed
for our words

killed
for our words
without really
living them

egomaniacal acts
that would have
proven impotent
over time
anyway