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Dogs 2016

EMPTY MIRRORS
(11/1/16)

we wonder
at ourselves

what is
God given
mannerism?

what
is twisted
human
dysfunction?

both look
very much
the same
objectively

inside
looking out
they just seem
to be us

some personal
eccentricities
point
to a purpose

others
simply to
alienation

to institutionalization

but if
we change
who we are
to get along

do we change
who
we are?

who
we were meant
to be?

most
don't find out
in their
lifetimes

we
can only hope
that history
will prove us
purposeful

that someone
visits
our graves