Poemdog

Dogs 2019

TRASH AND CIRCUMSTANCE
(6/25/19)


I saw
a car
this morning

swerve
suddenly

narrowly
missing another
vehicle
in the oncoming
lane

simply
in order
to avoid
a plastic bag
blowing across
the boulevard

we seem
to choose
our accidents

based upon
the most trivial
of perceived
slights

our time

our position

our pleasure

must not
be trifled
with

we will
endanger
others
in order
to preserve
our assumed
status

clinging
to our
ego selves

right up
to the
point

of our
ignominious
deaths