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Dogs 2016

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT . . . ?
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death

disease

accident

continual circumstances
of the human condition

why they come
as such a shock
is a wonder

people
should be
more surprised
by

"did you hear
about Joe?

he got up

went to work

went back
home

ate dinner

drank
a few beers

watched TV

then went
to bed

not one
damned thing
out of the
ordinary"

these
are the true
minor miracles
of our existence

unfortunately
the mass majority
would term them
simply too boring
for comment

I smile
as I just
sit here

minimally
molested
by life