Poemdog

Dogs 2019

PRIMAL DOUBT
(2/8/19)


from
the earliest
of days
we have never
been convinced
that anyone
was telling
us
the absolute
truth

they lie
to us
in order
to propagate
any social propaganda
that supports
life
as they
see it

as they
want it

veracity
simply becomes
a collateral
casualty

they believe
that the way
they live
must be
the truth

because

well . . .

they live
that way

they never
see the lack
of tenability
in their
position

they would
never think
to question
their position
in the first
place

questions

cognitive
considerations

are just
no fun
at all

we nod

we smile

in silence

not trusting
a single
word
that we hear

a single
word
that we read

although

quietly
claiming
a direct line
to the source
of creation

is a fine
insanity
indeed

and better
kept
to ourselves