Poemdog

Dogs 2019

DEATH COUNT
(1/23/19)


I can't
keep up

probably
two dozen
already dead
in this movie

in the first
five minutes

that's not
just hearing
that they
died

or seeing
some general scene
of mayhem

that's watching
each
get systematically
butchered

by the
hero

by the
villain

who
knows?

they both
kill
on a regular
basis

so differentiating
between them
is quite difficult

they seem
equally bad
in the Ten Commandments
sense

I understand
that art
reflects life

I know
that in less time
than this action flick
that thousands
perished
on 9/11

still

slaughter
as entertainment

slaughtertainment

immerses us
in the macabre
as an everyday
routine

by choice

we are
a sick race

so much so
that I'm going
to watch this
until
the end

to see
the last person
standing

knee deep
in a thick
pool
of blood