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Dogs 2016

RUNNING IN PLACE
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they tell us
to move on

that we need
closure

unfortunately
these are not
human characteristics

without
electroshock

without
lobotomies

we are
constitutionally incapable
of forgetting
those people

those events

those causes
of negative
notions
that we continue
to carry

even if
we say
the words
to forgive

even if
we do
the deeds
to bury

they
are still
with us

they still
are us

trying
to flee them
only results
in exhaustion

an inability
to enjoy
what is now
before us

the best
that we can do
is to put
the past
in the proper
order

let
the bad images
fade

but always
make an effort
to remember
them

to learn
from them

living
with the hope
of reconciliation
is the best
revenge