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Dogs 2017

FULL FRONTAL ADDITUDE
(12/22/17)

most people
are enigmas

unknowns

until
they begin
to speak

some look
dynamic
but shrink
in estimation
as soon
as they open
their mouths

others
are about what
you would expect
from sizing them
visually

some
however
surprise you
with their
intensity

they turn
on

their personalities
stun
the room

the outdoors

any venue
trying to contain
them

like
a Fresnel lantern
of a lighthouse
turning
your direction

you are first
overwhelmed
with the brilliance

then you feel
a heat
that radiates
from the source

and
for the time
that they shine
upon you

there is
no other
existence

they dominate
your senses

over stimulating
the nerve endings
to the point
of capitulation

you are
theirs

a convert
if not already
an adherent

when
they turn away
something
is lost

life
is not
as vibrant

they leave
you alone
in after glow

you depart
a bit
saddened

go home
later
to look
in the mirror

to size
your own
influence

wondering why
your energy
seems
so lost
in the glass