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Dogs 2016

MOST TOLERANT ANGELS
(8/11/16)

we wonder
about the lack
of disaster

disease

debilitating
circumstances
in our lives

we certainly
have nothing
of which
to complain

yet we know
better people

living better
lives

that seem
cursed
with one catastrophe
after another

we do not
understand
our undeserved
good fortune

we think
of those exceptional
friends

family

acquaintances
who have passed
before us

we ask ourselves
if they are patiently
protecting us
as we wander
aimlessly
about our lives

or if we
are the reasons
for their premature
departures