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Dogs 2017

ALONE LIKE A STONE
(8/29/17)

they want
to be liked

to be accepted

to be comforted
by their kind

they seem
to avoid
solitude
at all costs

as if
the company of others
might keep them
alive
for yet
another day

I revolve
about them
in a detached
eccentric
orbit

a sterile
asteroid
hurtling through
a lifeless vacuum

extreme heat

extreme cold

no matter

the sun
still shines
upon me

mostly
the same
as their
planet

mostly