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Dogs 2016

MUSTY TRUST
(1/9/17)

they
waffle

they
wane

they disappear
completely

if they do
what they say
they'll do

they never
do it
when they say
they will

they're
involuntary
con artists

time
philanderers

even though
their intentions
are only
the best

they seem
not to know
any better

then
when we've
finished
berating them

we find it
difficult
not to smile
at their
frustrating
mannerisms

there is
no help
for them

other than
to diminish
their fuel
of victims

until the defect
is extinguished

leaving
them empty

virtually
vacant

awaiting
the next
vice

the next
virtue

to possess
their wandering
souls