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Dogs 2016

MUTED DESTINIES
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the majority
are not
messiahs

not monsters

we live
in between
those extremes
of notoriety

still wishing
somehow
to hear our names
in the news

never
really
quite knowing
why

never
realizing
that some
are simply
born
into those roles

those responsibilities

those consequences

of even
the most minor
of fame

the most minor
of infamy

better
to walk the streets
in anonymity
if that's
our present
state

with no fingers
pointed
our way

in adoration

in loathing