Poemdog

Dogs 2018

REACTORS
(4/3/18)

we have
no impetus
of our own

we await
stimuli

poke us

prod us

and we may
just react
to your irritation

otherwise
we are quite
comfortable

letting
the world
pass us by

we have
no material
aspirations
other than
food

shelter

a few objects
of pastime

we are quite
willing
to get out

to work
for these
little necessities

these
little luxuries

but wish
to be left
alone
other than
that

please
remember
though

that if
you push us

we have
so very little
to lose

we are liable
to burn down
the block

just to avoid
any
inconvenience