Dogs 2015

PARENTAL PUPPETS
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as
we age
we notice
that our
mannerisms

our motions

our speech

begin
to mimic
those
of our parents

they seem
to live
just
beneath our skin

controlling us
in ways
that they
could never
in our youth

unwittingly
we finally
submit
to their
manipulation

until
one day
the strings
stop tugging
altogether

and we are
exactly
like them