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Dogs 2017

DR. APPT.
(9/21/17)

they suggest
that we visit
regularly

but when
we schedule

appear

our fears

our concerns

are summarily
dismissed

they go
through the motions
of an examination

a physical

lab results

completing
the necessary documentation
to ensure
their compliance

their payment

tell us
to eat better

exercise more

then send us
home

or back
to work

we have
rendered
payment

we have all
performed our roles
within the system

the paperwork
in our hands
says so

we have been
signed off

feeling
very much
the same
as before