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Dogs 2017

NO HARM, NO HERO
(5/2/17)

we know

we really
do

that not
doing bad
is not the same
as doing
good

we're
not looking
for praise

we only want
to be left
alone

we'll
pay our rents

our mortgages

our premiums

our taxes

all fees

applicable
charges

keep
our affairs
just this side
of legal

contribute
in our way
so that the saints
can continue
their work

we feel
bad
when they're
imprisoned

tortured

murdered
for doing
what we know
to be right

we admire
them

but we
are not
them

something
in our natures
causes us
to hold
back

to isolate

many
a great person
has felt
the same

but we
are not great
either

we are
confused

disassociated
human beings
who want
to be ignored

we find
our own
good

in simple
solitude

in breathing
another day

perhaps
if everyone
felt the same

no saints
would be
needed



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