Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SPEAKING IN RUNGS
(6/25/18)

everything's
a contest

a sport
to be scored

points

money

position

beauty

even
happiness

are rated
to show those
ahead

those behind

just to be
alive
seems never
enough

miracles
of existence
in this endless
vacuum
of space

we should
be able
to realize
our privileged
position

to enjoy
each
simple breath
as a victory

instead of
fixating
upon beating

conquering

killing
all others

apparently
competing for food
for millennia
has put us
out of sorts

without
trophies
we feel
worthless

wounded

never
able to enjoy
an otherwise
deadly sun
warming
our faces