Poemdog

Dogs 2020

Incense And Antacid
(6/7/2020)


we pray

we protest

we petition

we demonstrate

and we
feel better
for a short
time

but we
know
that nothing
has changed

we have
our respective
ancient scriptures
to tell us
so

hearts
and minds
need more
than words

more
than futile
nonviolent
resistance

they need
destruction
of self

a cataclysmic
personal
catharsis

in order
to truly
convert

we must
accept them
all

support
them all

or destroy
us all

to affect
any lasting
change