Poemdog

Dogs 2016

LOSERS
(7/15/16)


why
do we do
it?

perpetrate
our own failures
time
and time
again?

perhaps
we look
for pity

the consolation
that our collapses
may bring

maybe
we fear
the success
that may
materialize
with even the most
minor
of victories

fear
the future pressure
to continue
those accomplishments

so we
beat ourselves
before others
can beat us

taking us
out
of the competition
for which
we lack
the energy
to engage

probably
we were
not meant
to succeed
in this society

more likely
we simply
do not believe
in the same
goals
as our fellow
humans

so we
defeat ourselves
into isolation

self
exile

where
we can begin
to win
something
much more
lasting