Poemdog

Dogs 2016

HUMANITARIANS
(1/8/17)

they
have chosen
professions
in which
they can serve
their fellow
man

they
are good
people

probably
the best

but their
personal lives
are a mess

relationship
problems

financial
problems

coping
problems

seemingly
more
than the rest
of us

they spend
their days
in altruistic
endeavors

only to return
to domestic
disasters
at night

as if
they bring
the various isms
of their clients
home
with them

then
adopt

mutate
those eccentricities
as their own

their neighbors
think them odd

misplaced

but at
their jobs
they seem shining
angels
of deliverance
to others

they just
cannot
roll around
in the human condition
on a daily basis
without getting
quite a bit
on them

they often
die
miserable

alone

few
can stand
to be around them
during their
off hours

they are
depressed

distraught
individuals

always
searching

always
yearning
for their mirror
image
to save them