Dogs 2015

A MODICUM OF FILTH
(5/9/15)


doing
the right
thing

the right
way

seems
to bore
the majority

we feel
that we need
to be getting
away
with something
in order
to attain
some sense
of accomplishment

some sense
of entitlement

so many
rules

laws

institutions

taking
advantage
of us

every day

for profit
and for
prestige

we need
to get back
at the system
in some small
manner

so we
lie

cheat

and steal
our way
around the edges
just to get
our piece
of the powers
that be

still
we lose

the house
always wins
using
our petty crimes
to validate
their atrocities

we know
this
but still
we continue
to search
for angles
of deception
that work
to our advantage

then we
congratulate

we emulate
each other
on our clever
or even obvious
ploys

we relish
the minor
temporary
victories

we admire
the effort
of these rucksack
rebellions

we are
attracted
somehow
to the stink
of deceit

then
we are oblivious
as the why
the bills
taxes
and fees
for goods
and services
continue to climb

smelling
of an entirely
different
odor