Message from my dog

How did it come to be that
of all creatures
we
ended up in charge?
must have been an
accident
or maybe
the boss was off
the day that decision
was made because
we haven’t learned yet how
to live together like other
animals we
overeat
overwork
overtake
we break the rules
in search of jewels
it’s time
to give back
what we owe
shed our shields and
share our home more
equitably
let the dog walk
you
for a change go down
low and sniff the earth
see how big
the world is
big enough for
all of us
rich enough for
everyone
no need to over
take just be
more dog
once
in a while

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28 thoughts on “Message from my dog

  1. Sobering reflections on human shortcomings. Indeed, how did that tragedy of “…our ending up in charge” come to pass? Earth too big? Sure, but human egos and arrogance think it’s not big enough. They want it all, with little desire to share the good fortune. And because of it, millions have perished because of the victors’ perceived entitlement to the planet’s resources. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your piece: simple in its message, profound in its meaning.

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  2. These are my favorites:

    “we
    overeat
    overwork
    overtake
    we break the rules
    in search of jewels”

    “for a change go down
    low and sniff the earth”

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