Poemdog

Dogs 2018

ALIENABLE RIGHTS
(3/15/18)

whether
due to age

to race

nationality

social status

or lack thereof

religious affiliation

or non
affiliation

some seem
destined
to incur
punitive wrath

they make
likely suspects

likely
targets

the fairness
of the issue
comes into discussion
ad nauseam

yet these
standard
assignations
continue

unfair
or not

those
imprisoned

those
persecuted

those
sued

at times
wax philosophical

they seem
to exist
in order to pay
these arbitrary
societal dues

they sigh

shrug
their shoulders

await
their punishment

then
the next