Dogs 2015

CREATURES WITHOUT SOULS
(2/12/15)


all that
we want
are simple
lives

a few
simple
pleasures

but
there are
others
who would
use us

abuse
us

because
they want
more
from life
than they
can supply
themselves

they
look at us
as consumables

food

fuel

we are
the dollar signs
in their
long range forecast

which is not
an evil
in and unto
itself

it's
only business
after all

but when
they forget
about
the simple lives

the simple
pleasures

of their
revenue
resource

when
they treat
us
like cattle

rebellion
becomes
an option
of recourse
for the lowly
herd

suddenly
a flayed child
nailed upon
a fencepost
seems
an acceptable
response
to decades
of downtrodden
existence

treat us
as less
than human
and we
will perceive
you
very much
the same

until
all of us
are eventually doomed
to the inhumanity
of each other