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Dogs 2018

SUIT IN THE ASYLUM
(3/6/18)

we await
a savior

or at least
a compassionate
authority

to release us
from these bonds
of perceived
obligations

we have
been committed
to these ideas

to the ideals
of society
for so long
that we have
difficulty discerning
reality
from insanity

we need
to break free
of these civilized
constraints

sadly
the threat
of death
seems the only
valid motivator

the thought
of our personal
extinction
seems to liberate
our notions
of priority

spur us upon
our true paths
of destiny

the fear
of dying
finally
allowing us
to live

as if
the sweeping
second hand
shouldn't be
stimulus
enough

with our deaths
indefinite
however

we watch

we wait

for another
finger
to point
the way