Poemdog

Dogs 2016

NON COMPOS MENTIS
(2/20/16)


they
talk to us
as if
we were crazy

as if
we were children

they love
to use
big words
then patiently
explain to us
what they
really mean

instead
of just telling
us
in the first
place

they
don't seem
to understand
that universal truths
should be
universally obvious

even
to the insane

even
to the young

all or their
super secret
pronouncements
are basically
lies

they fail
to meet
the basic requirements
of communication

we pity
them
for their need
to fool others
in order
to feel superior

they are lost
in their world
of words

like magicians
who actually believe
their sleight
of hand

afterward
they smugly
walk away

chuckling

shaking
their heads

happy
that they could
educate us

once again