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Dogs 2017

ANCILLARY ABSOLUTIONS
(12/17/17)

we need
a bit
of spiritual
assistance
as we muddle
through our
days

a little
soulful
boost
for our
systems

someone
to forgive
us

to implore
us
to sin
no more

so that we
can begin anew
without the worries
of any past
transgressions

however
we haven't
the time
for any official
ceremonies

so we seek
forgiving signs
in the everyday

a sliver
of crescent
moon
above the morning
horizon

an unexpected
sale
at the office

green
traffic lights
on the way
home

a wave
from a neighbor
to whom
we haven't spoken
in awhile

the comfort
of a warm
safe bed
at night

we know
that the sun
shines equally
upon the
saint

the sinner

but
we feel blessed
by these minor
dispensations
nonetheless

peripheral
pardons
seeming to say
that we are actually
not so bad
after all