Pity for something which you have done
to yourself is in short supply these days.
Do not let someone gouge your eyes out
this month. Overdone, archetypal anti-climatics,
should be avoided. Pit bulls and pistols
for example. Original Nature's recipe
innovative pet foods, on sale, Juliene cut
and carved included. Stop pampering your
pet so often. To rely on another too
heavily leads to morals. "Who me? I never
read bus stop bench signs. Yes you do
and soon a subliminal gambling loss
occurs. Straight is the way and narrow
the gate for another truth granting coin.
[This poem first appeared in Worc's Aloud/Allowed, Ed Dorn issue.]