to enslave with domestication


dog by scavengercat808

dog by scavengercat808

to enslave with domestication

it is always superficial, caused by humans without gumption.
their hearts are frozen. their dysfunctionality, contagious.
i am preoccupied with difficulties. the air is too cold.
with temerity i shiver. the communal sun radiates not on me.

a treasure from my mother might be a memory of times past.
it’s a species thing. natural. days of wretched misery.
hours of dolorous suffering. i am stabbed by unblunted thorns.
calluses form as if I were to transmute into an uncultivated cactus.

i question the distress in the experience of humanity:
to savor. to self-reflect. to engage in life with exactitude.
to appraise with attitude. to enslave with domestication.
i stare with solemnity, “is protection around the corner?”

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 190

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ 107

Image credits: Unknown, from Magpie tales page

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on October 13, 2013, in Animal, D’verse Poets Pub, Dogs, Magpie Tales, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Humans without gumption, indeed…nice to see you at Magpie!

  2. enslave with domestication—fine phrase.

  3. whew…a rough life eh? there is a downside of domestication…a sunjugation of the will of another to that of another….even if in the name of protection….

  4. he deserves much better. Well done!

  5. A bit wise, a bit witty. Well done.

  6. Dysfunctionality is sadly contagious. Nicely done. Thank you.

  7. Gday Zongrik , great to see ya, yeah, it can be a dogs life !
    But i wouldnt swap it for quids

  8. Excellent write. Poor fella – enslaved he is.
    Anna :o]

  9. I enjoyed your piece along with the reading via SoundCloud.

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