Dogs 2015

NONPEOPLE PEOPLE
(7/17/15)


some
of us
were never
intended
to have continual
intercourse
with our fellow
human beings

I believe
this true
from birth

yet generation
after generation
of parents

mentors

educators

encourage all
to participate fully
in the society
about them

forcing
the solitary ones
into predictable
failure

addiction

underfulfillment

or possibly
suicide

so exhausted
are we
from the sheer effort
required
to battle against
our natures

leave
us be

stop trying
to hammer us
into
your preselected
slots

free us
for what
we were meant
to be

we are not
offended
if you consider
us to be
criminal

misanthropic

insane

or just
plain strange

your
negative opinions
merely reinforce
the notion
that our courses
remain true

we fear
any hint
of acceptance

our souls
have always
been in
peril

but with
that first
welcomed hug
or handshake

they may
be lost