Poemdog

Dogs 2018

IN THE WIND
(7/7/18)

turning

twisting

at the mercy
of the prevailing
social gusts

the days
are difficult
enough
just dealing
with the internal
weather

some
wish to be
left alone
in a vacuum
in order to find
a personal
spiritual
center

trying
not to tax
civilization
too greatly
we at least
expect
the favor
to be returned

instead
we feel
like a piƱata
hanging

exposed

waiting
for abuse

as every
facet of society
takes
a swing

mostly
we are not
the targets

we are
simply
collateral damage

the collective
civilized conscience
eventually
passes us by

the buffeting
is reduced
to an impotent
breeze

a calm
returns

and we
finally
are allowed
to remember

why

we are
here