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Dogs 2017

GOATWHORE*
(6/30/17)

I don't
go looking
for them

I turn
a switch

turn
a page

and there
they are

terms
that surprise
me

sometimes
I mishear

misread
things

but
in many cases
the ugly
naked reality
is true

I'm
never sure
what they mean
without some
subsequent
research

that research
seldom gives me
any consolation

these words
simply are
what they
are

some folks
apparently live
in a rawer
world

I am glad
that they
are out there

I need
the variety

but I am
gladder still
that they are
way out
there

far away
from me


*Goatwhore is "an American extreme metal band" that I found on SiriusXM one fine morning