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Dogs 2017

DISCIPLES
(11/17/17)

covered
with dust

mud

blood

the followers
are exposed
to the fallout
of the master

the prejudices

the judgments

the punishments

some bear up
admirably

others
not so well

still
they are all
believers

or at least
adherents

the evangelists
make themselves
the easy targets

mistakenly
thinking
that they
are called
to lead

that they
have risen

the quiet ones
seem to fare
much better

faces
to the floor
in heavenly
submission

certain
without having
to advertise
their certainty