Poemdog

Dogs 2016

CUTTING THE ITCH
(10/6/16)

the nagging
aches

the minor
aggravations

the repeated
disappointments

the continual
human
condition

can at times
be too much
for some

to wait
any longer
is no longer
an option

the drastic
measures
seem the only
ones
that remain

blessed pain
an orgasmic substitute
for the prickling
irritation
of existence

then
we are left
with the aftermath
of our reflexive
overreactions

the cleanup
complete
our chronic
routines
begin again

with another
annoying weight
to add
to our load