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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

OFF AND ON
(11/25/17)

we see
them

every
so often

glad
upon arrival

glad
upon departure

we probably
couldn't stand
them

for more
than a sporadic
visit

the fizz
that attracts us
dissolves
to tap water
in a matter
of days

sometimes
hours

they wear
on a person
so

like a song
not heard in
years
they bring smiles
at first

but after
a dozen repetitions
the notes
grow bland

we yearn
for another
station

far away
from them

familiar
like home

foreign
like strangers

still
it was nice
to be around
them again

enough so
that we will
return

wondering
after the first
hug

why