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Dogs 2017

NEXT EXIT
(9/10/17)

someone
has been looking
forward
to this turn
for many
a mile

they live
just down
the road

they are
almost
home

soon
they will be
in their own
house

their
sanctuary

their traveling
travails
behind them

forgotten

they will have
returned
to their routine

grateful
to be surrounded
by the stationary
known

someone

sooner
or later
I suppose

I drive
right on by
the off ramp

still
a couple
of hours
to go

imagining
my living
room

my couch

no
rear view

dreaming
of closing
my eyes
for more
than a few
seconds

without
a subsequent
collision