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Dogs 2017

MR. RYDE
(9/18/17)

I do not
know him

I do not
like him

the asshole
who sits
behind my
steering wheel

he races

he pushes

he takes
unreasonable
chances
in traffic

there is
no excuse
for him

for someone
who is lucky
to have his
driving privileges
at all

he certainly
abuses them

the only way
to kill him
is to trap him
behind slower
traffic

to make
the speed limit
more
than a minimum
of mayhem

to punish
him

to make
him suffer

until
he finally
relents

stops
being a danger
to others

to himself

considering
this is the last
remaining resentment
on the list
after 17 years

it hangs on
like grim
death

which is exactly
what he will cause
if I don't
let go
of the damned
thing