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Dogs 2017

FALLEN SCALES
(4/21/17)

once
we have seen
the world stripped
of its inessential

nonsensical

social decorum

we can
no longer
honestly return
to our blinded
condition

we shall
always
carry a certain
hypercritical
deportment

we shall
lie
to get by

pretending
import
where none
objectively
exists

in order
to keep
human faces
glowing

to keep
institutional
shadows
at bay

hoping
that eventually
they will all
see through
these civilized
deceptions

that we
can finally
speak
a common
language
of truth

even if
our hands
now cover
our eyes
instead



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