Dogs 2015

PUNCH IN THE NOSE
(6/13/15)


there
are those
who regard violence
as a daily
exercise

they
will not hesitate
to dispense
physical damage
if they feel
affronted
in the least

inconvenienced
in the least

they are not
like
the rest
of us

they have
no patience
for disagreement

they do not
consider
the consequences

they simply
lash out

recognize them
for what
they are

know
that no compromise
is possible
without
some amount
of bodily harm

better
to walk away
while
still able

accept
the easy shame
that you are
not
one of them

clean up
your blood
and go
home