DOGGERY #poetry by jay

The decrepit shallowness we live with
day in and day out
dictated by a calendar with hallmark bullshit
mapped out

stealing lineage/ history/ in bits
doled out in porridge bowls
for misfits/ who live in doggery—

think less of themselves than dogs
care to consider
given into a story of we know better

we trod on in misery/ some shiny moments
of bliss/ marked on a calendar/ for next year

we fold it up/ carry ourselves to post
mark it for good times/ celebrations

if we have anybody left who cares
or wants to pretend it’s a new day/ same as last year—

we carry on/ we throw parties/ we throw our lives away. 

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Photo by Xuan Nguyen on Unsplash

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