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Dogs 2017

CHRISTMAS BOPPING
(12/25/17)

shop

ship

we select
whatever gifts
online

remotely

avoiding
the crowds
whenever
possible

but life
supporting
errands
still
need to be
run

there
are people
everywhere

so we look
for establishments
less traveled

seeking
the lesser
of evils
in this holy
season

relenting
to the interruptions
of our routines

lurking
the mom
and pop's

buying
the off
brands

feeling
as strangers
in our home
towns

foreign
experiences
mimicking
the effects
of travel

a vacation
of sorts

with the benefit
of returning
to our own beds
each night

no plastic
wrappers
on the drinking
glasses