Dogs 2014

GRATEFUL REPITITIONS
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"thank you
God

thank you
Mom

thank you
all

for teaching
me

for allowing
me
to live

allowing
me to work

another day"

some days
I have to add
other people
to my prayer
of thanks

either because
I am truly grateful
for them

or because
I wish them
dead

"pray
for them
even though
you may
hate them

eventually
your hate
will fade
away"

that advice
seems to work
most
of the time

but some
find themselves
in my recitations
of gratitude
on a recurring
basis

I can mute
the malice
for days

weeks

sometimes
months

but suddenly
the ill will
may return
one day
for a specific
person

I give thanks
for them
again

and again

I am
so thankful
for them
that it's
hard to remember
why I wanted
to kill them
in the first
place

oh yeah

"thank you
God..."