Dog eat Dog

A friend of mine
once told me he'd
tried it all, he'd drank
and done all the drugs
backstage, on-stage and
middle of the afternoon
while playing rock shows
with the names you've heard
and he'd ridden motorcycles
back when they vibrated apart
and afforded other motorcycles
whose speed was fuel injected opiate
and they'd had kids and
the kids even survived
and as a rich old guy
he'd gotten his pilot's license
and that didn't kill him either;
he summarized,
he'd cheated death
enough ways
that at this point
he might just stay alive
instead
and see how long
that would take


then he added
he didn't want
another fucking dog
and if he got a motorcycle
his wife wanted a fucking dog