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Dogs 2019

HIERARCHICAL SANITY
(5/26/19)


society
is a good
thing

civilization
as a whole
protects us
from our
baser
biological
natures

frowning
upon such
nefariousness
as rape

theft

murder

genocide

now
that's not
to say
that all
social functions

all civilized
propaganda
are ipso facto
beneficial

manifestly
sane

some
are just
glitter

play pretties

distractions
to keep us
occupied
as we die
a little
every day

diversions
to prevent
our wandering
from the line
that our toes
are meant
to mind

however
those societal
concoctions
seem a bit
useless

some
quite crazy
when closely
examined

so what
are we
examiners
to do?

we avoid

we isolate

we become
ridiculed
as hermits

grumps

malcontents

when any
rational reasoning
would reveal
that the ridicule
should be flowing
in the opposite
direction

forgive us

if we evade
your events

if we dodge
your gatherings

we simply
do not see
the sense
in such
affairs

but you
go ahead

enjoy
yourselves

have fun

you will
never realize
that we
are gone

until you
see us
alone
after

and smirk
a bit
at our
reticence