Poemdog

Dogs 2016

YES, LITTLE ONE
(9/16/16)

everyone's
so sensitive
these days

the least
little hint
of contention
will bring
a pout

a tear

we must
communicate
with adults

men

women

as if
they were
prepubescent
girls

otherwise
they retreat into
an emotional
shutdown

no response

no productivity

a bad condition
for us all

everyone
should have
to spend
some time
in boot camp

in treatment

in jail

to become
accustomed
to having their
bullshit
called exactly
that

without
a flicker

without
a flinch

without
the filing
of a hate crime
lawsuit

but the majority
will be shaded
throughout their lives
by some umbrella
of extreme etiquette
that the rest
of us
just

can't

see

nonetheless
we must learn
to play their game
in order to get
anything done

how many candles
on your cake
this year

my dear?