Dogs 2015

LISTS
(4/23/15)


we love
them

making
them

reading
them

to order
our interest

to order
our affairs

to order
others'
affairs

to rate

to rank

to popularize

to diminish

we should
appraise
the top entries

the bottom
entries

decide
if they really
better
or worsen
our daily
realities

does knowing
the presumed
status
of that
person

that event

that location

that quality

that task

really
help us
in our everyday
lives?

put gas
in our tanks?

put clothes
in our closets?

put food
on our tables?

mostly
not

they are primarily
arbitrary
subjective
contrivances
important only
to the listmaker

still
we promulgate

we consider

we discuss

we are
addicted
to such authoritative
presentations

as if
they really
say something
about our lives

about
our deaths

both occurrences
to be recorded
and categorized
accordingly

finally
listing us
in our own
anonymous
fashion