Poemdog

Dogs 2018

UNIVERSAL ACHE
(2/13/18)

we all
walk

roll

crawl around
in some degree
of perpetual
pain

from minor
discomfort

to outright
agony

whether
physical

or psychic

like some
lingering
residual aftereffect
of birth

the sum total
of global gloom
on any given day
would wipe out
most smaller countries

severely cripple
even the super
powers

to focus
such misery
into a laser beam
of grief

would make
us
a cosmic threat

perhaps
a cosmic joke

imagine
some superior
beings
receiving our signal

scratching
whatever body part
that housed
their thinking
apparatus

wondering
what our whining
is all
about

we only
think
that we have
problems