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Dogs 2017

FINAL MARK
(8/1/17)

one day
a bodily oddity
of our undoing
will appear

a blemish

a spasm

a slight
ache

we'll dismiss
the occurrence

rationalize
some everyday
cause

continue
with our
routines

wondering
why this phenomenon
will not abate

why it
hangs on
so

why it
intensifies

eventually
a professional
will be consulted

they'll explain
that our visitor
is an irritant
introducing
a more sinister
esoteric cause

a harbinger
of our destruction

a death
sentence

which
should never
be a surprise

every breath
predicts
the flaw
of our mortality