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Dogs 2017

BULWARKS BETWEEN
(12/2/17)

I am always
one lie

one theft

one cheat

away
from my next
drink

morality

spirituality

and a certain
fatalistic
sense of humor

will keep me
sane

sanity
will keep me
sober

sobriety
will keep me
out of jail

out of sight

out of mind

in orgasmic
existential
anonymity

still walking
the streets
at night

but knowing
that I am
there

still cranking
the crazy
thoughts

but no longer
acting
upon them

at least not
upon most
of them

the words
in my head
still have to
go
somewhere

after all