Cute Aggression by Mark Danowsky

Eating baby carrots
I try not to feel my teeth
crushing fingers
even though I’m sure
this is not what it’s like
to chew through bone

I look at the dog
but he’s not going to
give me concrete answers

They call it “cute aggression”
that desire to destroy something beautiful
although that’s not exactly it

Our internal systems are simply
simple and get overloaded
since just below the surface
too many know there is nothing cute
when real darkness within
turns toward a loved one