Dogs 2015

AUTOMATIC ATROPHY
(4/19/15)


we walk
down
the hall

into
a restroom

no touch
toilet flush

no touch
faucets

no touch
hand dryer

the fact
that we still
have to wipe
seems a nuisance

realized
science fiction
becomes boring

pointing only
to other deficiencies
in our existence

the fact
that most of us
do not
have to hunt
for food

start fires
to cook
our meals

kill
to protect
our families

our people

has possibly
taken
most of the meaning
from our lives
instead
of improving them

but if
you ask
those who still
function
on such basic
levels

they
would rather
watch their shit
suck almost silently
to a sewer
than ever face
another day
of unsure survival

they want
what we have
but wouldn't
know what
to want next

as neither
do we