Dogs 2014

STEP 5.5
(2/17/14)


philosophers say
that being
in a state of confusion
is a good thing

they suggest
that chaotic thought
patterns
are incubators
of innovation

but being
stuck
in recovery
was never
a consideration
for them

fully accepting
the first
three steps
was certainly
not a problem

making
a list

not a problem

sharing
the list

not a problem

becoming
entirely ready
to have these
so-called defects
removed

a problem
of definition

where
is the line
between defect
and attribute?

some
of my attributes
may have caused
problems relatively
but realistically
they are still
my true nature

what God
gave to me
in order to
be me

Society
will deem
anything unacceptable
that challenges
its tenets

to change
the system
one must go
against
its rules

the majority
consider
most innovators
as contrarians

if
contrariness
is my sin
possibly
I have something
new
to offer

or possibly
I am still
just an asshole

I don't
have to drink
about it

but I will
forever
think about
what it means
to be me

and wonder
why God
should be concerned
with changing
someone created
in His
own image