Poemdog

Dogs 2016

CODE OF THE WEST
(3/8/16)


we admire
those images
of the good hearted
gunslinger

the renegade
laying down
his arrows
to lend
a hand

but the bad
are still bad
even when they do
an occasional
good

redemption
is not earned
through acts

salvation
is attained
through psychic
change alone

too much
work
for most of us

we'd rather
contribute
a little charity
to feel good
about ourselves

eventually
the majority
die in sin

our spurs
hung harmlessly
upon the wall