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Dogs 2017

DIMINISHED CAPACITY
(12/12/17)

I am
sorry

truly

I just
cannot
keep up
with you

age

apathy

an asocial
predilection

are all easy
targets
to illuminate

all
equally valid

I have no
easy
explanation

I simply
do not have
the energy

the inclination

to participate
in the social madness
that you deem
as communication

if I have
nothing to say
I shall say
nothing

not
that I don't
understand

not
that I don't
care

only
that there is
naught
for me
to add

you seem
so sure
after all

I shall attempt
grunts
of affirmation
if you wish

but there
are no words
worthwhile

if you want
to be with me

you will have
to settle
for simply being
with me
at times

most
times

in blessed
silence