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Dogs 2017

BEND AND DELIVER
(4/25/17)

we surrender
at times

to nothing
but the will
of another

we look
between
us

there are
no forcing
physical features
to compel us
to act
upon their
behalf

but we do
their bidding
anyway

mysterious
really

as if
we are connected
by invisible wires
of charisma

we wonder
what really
is at risk
if we refuse

if telling them
no
would really wreak
such horrible
personal havoc

the sun

the stars

would still
shine

or the clouds
would still
block their
presence

no great
earthquakes
would announce
our noncompliance

they are just
other humans

holding
no special
power

they will
die
as surely
as we

we just hope
that they won't
kill our credit
before
they pass



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