Dogs 2015

TOO DELICATE FOR WORDS
(7/29/15)


how many
more times
must we suffer
teary eyed
individuals

men
and women

who are
so easily
offended
by a quick rejoinder
of a simple
flat fact

verbal economy
does not
sit well
with them

they require
a flowery
round about
approach
where the meat
of the matter
is merely hinted
in a hidden
manner

pussies

those
of us
with time
in boot camp

bars

jails

and on
the streets

have learned
that unless
speech
is accompanied
by a closed
fist

no
true offense
was intended

none
should be
taken

life simply
goes on

whereas
a simple yes
or no
without a show
may ruin
the day
of those
with more fragile
sensibilities

"is something
wrong?"

they'll
ask

we must
learn
to smile

read
their minds

tell them
what they really
want to hear

which goes
completely
against
some of our
natures

but
when even
silence
hurts their feelings

we must all
become
actors

just
to get through
another
fucking day
with minimal
drama