Dogs (a poem)

Bonus round…

Frightened dogs bark louder
foam at the mouth
piss themselves
without any understanding
of the reasons why

Of course the most rabid
run together as a pack
What they lack in strength
they make up in volume
as a show of force

With the dogcatchers
no longer the ones in charge
the rest of us must watch
these frightened, rabid dogs
pissing all over everything

And as the alphas bare
more and more of their teeth
refusing to back down
the barking of the packs
turns to howling

The air now thick
with these piercing howls
nobody notices
the millions of rocks
falling from the cloudless sky

(22 September 2017)