Poemdog

Dogs 2019

A MODICUM OF DECORUM
(6/15/19)


we want
too much
apparently

hoping
for adults
to act as
adults

expecting
at least
a minimal amount
of common
courtesy

of common
sense
from them

hoping
that they consider
society
as a whole

that they
show some
respect
for their fellow
citizens

but
more often
than not
we are
disappointed

frustrated

pissed off

our fault
really

we have
no control
over others

no ability
to project
a rational
value system
into the minds

into the
sensibilities

of certain
individuals

they are
who
they are

still
children

possibly
narcissistic
assholes

and if
they do not
agree to realize
even a bit
of rationality
regarding
their actions

there is
little that
we can do
to convince
them

fortunately
we are
who
we are

and not
required
to remain
among
their kind

voting
with our
feet

we choose
to leave
them
behind