Dogs 2014

INVERTED ANIMOSITY
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I hate
you

the way
that you
mumble

the way
that you
shuffle

I hate
your
indecisiveness

your
pettiness

your
prevarications

I hate
the way
that you drive

the way
that you text
and phone
in public

the way
that you think
you know
just a little

or a lot
more

about anything

about everything

than anyone else

it's all so
wearing

it's all so
wearying

the way
that you are

because I
am exactly
the same

I hate
those things
that you reflect
in me

you're
not
so bad

I guess

you give me
the opportunity
realize
my shortcomings

realize
my sins

I should
be grateful
to you

really

you are more
an ally

more
an angel

than the enemy
or demon
whom I usually
see

no matter
what you say
or what
you do
you can only
help me
to better
myself

thank you

I don't
quite
love you

yet

but now
I understand
that you're only
an asshole

if I
am too