The Dog’s Water

The Dog’s Water

It’s a big mess.

Little birds cry,
and cats cross busy streets
far from crosswalks to find them
while eager dogs bark
and choke on leashes.

Bugs beat against windows
with all their hope
and violence.

And the slot gambler pulls the lever
at an average loss of over 2% per pull.

Nature drives them to their natural edge
and sometimes over.