Dogs 2014

RUNNING THROUGH RED
(8/29/14)


the
old rules
no longer
apply

if they
ever
did

these laws
are
and always have been
an inconvenience
for those
with more important
things
to do

they believe
that they drive
a more privileged
parkway

right of way
is their
divine right

no need
for them
to wait
on traffic
lights

others
must make
allowances
for their paths
of priority

if you
want
to avoid
an accident
just stay
out
of their way

the DPS
should issue
flashing lights
and sirens
to those
with such
special
dispensation

so that
the rest
of the lowly
herd
will have
a better idea
when someone
special
may dart out
in front of us
during their
inopportune lapses
of legality

still
we wait
for them
to pass

they will
tell you
that we have
nothing
better
to do