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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

MAKE YOUR MARK, YOUNG MAN
(11/11/17)

he's old

even older
than me

he's concerned
that I haven't
done anything
noteworthy
with my life

the legal
community
has definitely
noted me

but I'm sure
that's not
what he means

he says
that there's still
time for me
to do something
exemplary

I don't tell
him that
the word
works
both ways

I appreciate
his genuine worry
about my legacy

I just smile

nod

agree with him
that best
that I can

I want
to tell him
that I'd be
most pleased
to be forgotten
upon my
death

not remembered
at all

positive

negative
impressions

balanced
to a perfect
zero

just a minor
job of cleanup
by strangers

all waiting
to get home
to their
loved ones

or away
from their
loved ones

maybe
they'll think
of my name
as they sip
a cool
refreshing
beverage
that evening

then
never
again