Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SUBTLE ATROCITIES
(12/24/18)


"your stuff
is too soft"

well meaning
friends
tell me

"you gotta be
more hardcore
to sell"

they
remember me
from the
old days

a ranting

raving

didactic
drunk

war

rape

space

sports

society

murder

mayhem

genocide

government

relationships

quantum physics

I would
ramble on
about any
and all

only
really understanding
the surface
of any subject

letting
what little
I knew
stimulate
the viscera

driving me
to orate
indefinitely
in profanity laced
tirades

they think
that I should
write
in the same
way
today

sober

almost
60

and while
my opinions

my outlook
are fairly much
the same

the delivery
has mellowed
a bit

I admit

I now like
my rotting flesh
between slices
of whole wheat

and very
dry