Poemdog

Dogs 2019

UNORIGINAL SIN
(5/29/19)


they check

they recheck
our records

replay
their memories
of us

they never
let go

we are
bad

we will
always
be bad

no matter
what
we do

no matter
what
we don't

no minimal
scarlet letter
attached

but the mark
of Satan
branded upon
our foreheads

by human
hands

we are
shunned

exiled
in spirit
if not
in body

left
in isolation
to reconsider
our transgressions

to wallow
in our
weakness

condemned
to an earthly
hell

in order
to prepare us
for the
next