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Dogs 2017

AGE BEFORE BEAUTY
(7/4/17)

"you
go ahead"

I tell
a young blond
pushing
a shopping cart
with less groceries
than I'm carrying

she starts

she stops

"no
you're arms
are full

you
go ahead"

I only make
those offers
once
so walk
on by

"thanks"

I tell her

I must look
insane

three
large bags

a case
of water

always
doing things
the hard
way

somehow
thinking
that it'll make
me hard

for that certain
eventuality

when life
gets that
way

for now
I leave
the parking lot
first

I've got
other things
to do

none
of them
easy