Poemdog

Dogs 2016

THE INFECTED
(8/5/16)

they cannot
be helped

they cannot
be avoided

they are
legion

on our
doorsteps

in our
mailboxes

attacking us
electronically

day
after
day

taking
tiny bites
of our psyches

large mouthfuls
of our bank
accounts

hoping
that we too
will succumb
to their sickness

the only way
to keep them
at bay

albeit
temporarily

is to
pay them

but never

never

believe them

we should
only count upon
a higher
currency

which they
cannot
take away

or even
detect