Dogs 2015

AFFORDABLE HEALTH
(12/3/15)


with no
regular need
for a doctor

the insurance
premiums
are simply
an additional
tax

an ever
increasing
tax

a definite toll
upon
the fiscal

as well as
the psychic
state

if not
a boon
to the physical

we see
the smiling faces
pronouncing
the system
a success

meanwhile
our bank accounts
diminish
by monthly
attrition

we could beat
the benefactors
on either extreme
of the medical
revenue trough
in a foot race

but couldn't
risk
the wear and tear
on our soles

better
to beat the shit
out of both
sides
instead

they've left us
just enough
in our pockets
for that