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Dogs 2017

I FEEL AS IF…
(8/30/17)

stop
right there

I shall not
be enjoined
by your suppositions

point
to something
visible

something
done

something
said

to something
hitherto
existing
in reality

that
we can
discuss

not some feelings
that are spontaneously
self generating
from nothing

I have no
answers for

no responses
to
your nascent
fantasies

I have not
the energy
to analyze
your impromptu
make believe

I realize
that I am trapped
by my own
logic

having to deal
with those emotions
already exposed
to the daylight
by any previous
dissertation

but I shall
not allow
any additions
to that list

see
the earth

the sky

hear my
voice

feel my
skin

smell
the odors
in the wind

all topics
open
to conversation

tell me
what you
think

what
is on
your mind

not what
is churning
in that emotional
whirlpool
of your soul

or you
will definitely be
disappointed
by my response

I will
debunk

or at best
ignore
your disreality

I have
no time
for hysterical
conjecture

I prefer
this rotating
planet
of fact

I understand
that

perhaps
you would do
better
to tell someone
else

there are plenty
of compassionate
cohorts
in which
to confide

they are
legion

they are
human