Dogs 2015

NATURAL CONDITION
(11/22/15)


we have
had
enough

we turn
off
the news

turn off
our computers

throw
the newspapers

the magazines
away

we are
fed up
with people
killing
people

worldwide

we decide
upon a walk

to enjoy
the calmness

the peace

of nature

we see
dogs
attacking dogs

cats
clawing at
cats

birds
dive bombing
birds

squirrels
scampering after
each other

due to apparent
territorial

breeding

or feeding
disputes

we don't
see them dying
but we know
that it is always
a possibility

there is
no escape
from this universal
torment

no escape
from the perceived
mine

yours

ours
of a living
breathing
being

but
of all them
we
should know
better

we return
home
to solitude

silence

safety

until
the eventual day
when someone
comes
for us