Dogs 2015

SUICIDE IS SAMENESS
(6/12/15)


at times
we envy

we long
for the lifestyles
of our supposed
betters

seemingly
oblivious
to the fact
that they
still suffer
the human condition
the same
as we

they only
endure
in different
circumstance

seldom
do our income
position
or environment
alleviate
our basic pains

they do not
in themselves
supply
our most simple
of spiritual
needs

we are left
alone
with our souls
no matter
our tax bracket
nameplate
or postal code

death
is the identical
ode de cologne
whether in a mansion
or in
an alleyway

our demise
provides
the final
scent
of equality