Poemdog

Dogs 2016

ANGER ENCOURAGEMENT
(3/6/16)


we try
to be composed

measured
in our responses

but it's not
working
for us

suppressing
this natural
hostility

this natural
drive
to stay
alive

we are
going mad
by not getting
mad

we have
to let a little
go
in order to
remain entirely
sane

a primal
explosion
on a limited basis
may minimize
the damage
that we cause
on a wide
scale

sometimes
we have to get
a little on others
in order to keep
from choking
entirely
on our own

we feel
bad about
this

later

but
for now

it's
"sorry"
with a
smile