Poemdog

Dogs 2017

EXAGGERATION AND INNUENDO
(5/8/17)

some
do not communicate
in a language
of fact

they expect
others
to be persuaded
by hyperbole

to be motivated
by esoteric
suggestion

they wish us
to be willing
psychics

collaborative
clairvoyants

on the most
straight forward
of subjects

times

places

events

rather
than simply
saying
such things

they prefer us
to divine meaning
from the sparest
of hints

to just
know
what they
want

then
when we
fail to respond
correctly

they are
upset

put out
with us

they interpret
our inactivity
as personal
affronts

they seem not
to understand
that we are
already exhausted
by the daily
requirements
of modern life

that we have
no energy left
with which
to guess

that we
would enjoy
their company

but without
all of the stress
of assumption

although
we do appreciate
the extra
alone time
afforded

to reflect
upon it all



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