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Dogs 2017

DYSCONFRONTATIONAL
(11/18/17)

he shakes

he stammers

he speaks
in incomplete
sentences

never coming
to a point

never revealing
the source
of his discontent

he's upset

but he cannot
articulate
his problem

he rambles on
even though
he says
that he's finished
speaking

he cannot cease
his circumlocution

I tell him
to shut up

even that
doesn't help

he continues
to rationalize
his outburst

the rest of us
simply sit
silently

awaiting
his silence

which only
comes
after he's repeated
himself
ad nauseam

finally
he relents

we are able
to finish
our meeting

I hate him
when he's
like that

he's just
like me