Dogs 2015

DEFICIENCY
(4/8/15)


for our lack
of love
and kindness

we are given
all forms
of violence

instead
of a smile
and a friendly hand
we suffer
through wars
murder
and rape

for our lack
of ethics
and morals

we are given
government
and religion

laws
and commandments

we trade
our minor
corruptibility
for major
institutional
transgressions
and abuse

for our lack
of self

we are given
a soul

various descriptions
of a supreme being
connected to it

all unknowable

all unreachable

all without
an answer
for the everyday

each of us
should realize
that the sun
on our face

the dirt
beneath
our feet

the breeze
blowing a promise
of another
breath

are the most
that any of us
deserve

we should realize
the fortunate circumstances
of our miraculous
lives

be grateful

complete

before we
all
become
completely
insane