Poemdog

Dogs 2016

NO REWARD SCENARIO
(10/11/16)

we are taught
from youth
to chase
the payoffs

the power

the money

the position

the means
to those ends
become a blur
in the rush
for some
programmed goal

in the end
doing
what we love
seems the only
minute by minute
validation
of living

the only way
truly
to improve
ourselves

therby
improving
the world

but compared
to a society
bent
upon overachievement
most of us
toil daily
in the obscurity
of objective
failure

we know
what is
important

so we
grind on

struggling
to keep
the faith