Poemdog

Dogs 2015

BACKWASH
(12/20/15)


that
which sustains
us

also
slowly kills
us

by atrophy

by attrition

we seem
to be
our own
disease

eating away
at our flesh
as we eat
the flesh
of others

there is
no relief

only self
realization

we must learn
to suffer along
with those
who suffer
because of us

to diminish
their grief
by degrees

to hope
for a mitigated
hell
for mankind