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Dogs 2017

I WANNA FIGHT SOMEBODY!
(6/28/17)

I'm
on the
track

doing
my laps

when a
loud voice
erupts

I can't
make it out
at first

but he seems
angry

also drunk

and apparently
looking
for trouble

I see him
walking
along the road
with a backpack

cap
pulled down
tight

screaming
to himself

screaming
at anyone
who will listen

unfortunately
I'm the only one
within shouting
distance

he sees
me

yells
in my direction

"WALKING
MOTHERFUCKER"

is all
that I can
make out

finally
I finish
my rounds

hoping
that he's passed
on by

but he's
still there

just sitting
on the curb

still yelling
indiscriminately

I jump
from the track
to the pavement

about 20 yards
from him

he gets quiet
as I walk by

in his state
I think
that I could
take him

if
circumstances
dictated

if
I could actually
fight

as I travel
perhaps
a block
down the street

he starts up
again
with his tirade

he seems
to have also
added an octave

I turn
now to see
two of them

the other
a woman

looking
quite drunk
as well

his wish
has been granted

his fight
has caught up
with him

I walk
gratefully away
toward a peaceful
silence