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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

BAR SOAP
(7/19/17)

the simplest
solutions

are often
the best

most often
the only effective
ones

even though
we seek
complex answers
for our complex
egos

we want experts
to outline

to analyze

to prescribe
our answers
when usually
they are found
in the everyday

after
two years
of itchy

irritating

bumps

blemishes

with no apparent
allergies

no persistent
insects

to blame

the eventual
disuse
of a bargain
shower gel
eradicated
the chronic symptoms
in less
than a week

no doctors

no consultants
needed

just plain
soap

and perhaps
the disposal
of some stubborn
stupidity