Poemdog

Dogs 2017

STOCKTON SYNDROME
(5/20/17)

we suffer
them
daily

clerks

cashiers

wait staff

coworkers

bosses

family

friends

neighbors

all holding
our time
hostage
in their own
little ways

slowly
stripping
the temporal
flesh
from our
bones

still

they are
continually
with us

we've
become accustomed
to their
abuse

we'd really
hate
to see anything
bad happen
to them

anything
really bad