Poemdog

Dogs 2017

TEARJERKER
(2/6/17)

they play
on our emotions
with their cinematic
fantasies

we get
sucked in
to their
stories

we feel
empathy
for the pretend

before
we know
our eyes
are watering

our faces
are wet

we've fallen
for their
moneymaking
ploy

I hate them
for manipulating
my mood
for their profit

I stand
in front
of the same
types of situations
in the everyday

I feel
nothing

since
in real life
these situations
seem only
an inconvenience

a bother

unnecessary dramas
that seem more fitting
for the big screen

or small

where
maybe
they will
finally matter
to a broader
audience

and make
some serious
coin