Dogs 2014

SAVED YOU A PLACE
(11/10/14)


please

sit down

sit down
beside me

stop
all of that
needless
rushing about

I realize
that such activity
seems so necessary
but you are chasing
phantoms conjured
by a cannibalistic
society

they feed
upon you
by stimulating
your fears

by stimulating
your desires

what they
show you
is primarily
illusion

they have
fooled you
for most
of your life

that's OK

it's not
your fault

your parents
didn't know
any better
to tell you
any differently

they were
fooled
in the same
way

as were
their parents

we want
so much
to believe
in something

but we want
that belief
to be easy

fantasies
are always
more easy
to believe

acceptance
of reality
is always
difficult

things happen
that we wish
would not

but they
happen
so there is
no other way

if you are
unhappy
simply look
at the choices
that brought you
to this unhappiness

they seemed
so rational

so predictable

but they
did not
deliver you
from the simple
truths
of existence

you chose
lies
or you wouldn't
be so miserable
today

sit down

please

take
my hand

I shall
show you
how to smile
as we wait
silently

as we allow
death to descend
and comfort
us

the only
certainty

the only
truth

the only
way
to live