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Dogs 2016

MANDATORY SOLITUDE
(6/24/16)


we
should all
be required
to spend
at least
one year
on our
own

paying all
of our bills

doing all
of our shopping

cleaning all
of our filth

fully
self supporting

communing
when necessity
proscribes

but otherwise
existing alone

learning
to depend
upon ourselves
for the physical

emotional

and spiritual
reinforcement
needed
in these tricky
times

only then
would we be
fit
for a relationship

possibly
some would learn
that isolation
was their
vocation
from
the beginning

not feeling
the need
to inflict themselves
upon others
solely to fulfill
some social
obligation

we might
all
at least have
the opportunity
to find
our centers

to understand
the miracles
submerged
within our
souls

to revel
in the inner peace
that will make
the world
a better place

one person
at a time