Dogs 2014

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
(10/22/14)


on a sunny
peaceful
Sunday afternoon
loud metal music
pierces
the calm

the sound
emanates
from the house
on the corner
where an
older man
and his stepson
live

the neighbors
shake their
heads

"why doesn't
he tell the kid
to turn that noise
down?"

they wonder

inside
the older man
works on his
second set
of pushups

he knows
that without
the music
that his workouts
would be far
more difficult

he considers
waking up
his stepson
when he's done

the kid
is too young
to be sleeping
this beautiful
day
away