Poemdog

Dogs 2017

IMPATIENT PATIENT
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I don't
understand
them

they want
sympathy

they want
attention

they actually
want people
around them
when they
are sick

I want
to be left
alone

physically

electronically

one of you
humans
gave me
this shit

now stay
away
from me

"how are
you doing
today?"

they ask

I stare
at them

muttering a
mother fucker
into
the shadows
of my health

"that's
OK

I'll check in
on you
again later"

I hope
that they know
better
than that

I wouldn't
want to get
any of me
on them