Dogs 2015

GAPS IN THE PROTOCOL
(11/17/15)


we see
them

we feel
them

incessantly
crowding us

pressing in
upon us

laws
rules
edicts
moralities
regulations
conventions
pronouncements

controlling
our lives

caging us
with bars
of legal
social
and financial
constraints

but they
leave us
little spiritual spaces
in between
their barriers

they make
the mistake
of allowing us
glimpses

of earth

of sky

those
terrestrial
and celestial
mirrors
for our souls

the only
strength

the only
freedom

the only
hope
that we need

to survive
their dying
institutions

one day
they will pass
away

allowing us
to live
on our own terms
once again

until the
next
authority
comes along