Poemdog

Dogs 2016

CONSTANT CHAOS
(2/5/16)


we watch
them warily
from afar

from a
very safe
afar

as they go
frenetically
about their
lives

every minute
seeming
a new drama

a new
disaster

they have
apparently paid
for a carnival
ride
that never
ends

we
are exhausted
just witnessing
their perpetual
turmoil

how they
survive
their anxious exertion
is a mystery
to us

they tell us
that all
of their activity
is needed

is necessary

requirements
entirely beyond
their control

to us
their labors
appear fraught
with bad
decisions

unfortunate
associations

unrealistic
notions

we would
pay them
no mind
save their continual
complaints

they seem
not to know
the cause
of their problems

we would
attempt to explain
our viewpoint
to them

but we believe
that they suspect
our calm

our
relatively care free
demeanor

as complicit
in their suffering

discounting
any advice
that we may
offer

how could
we
ever understand?

our lives
are so totally
different

from
right across
the same
street

besides

we are far
too boring
to have any
answers