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Dogs 2017

PEDESTRIAN GRATITUDE
(4/12/17)

I no longer
expect
anyone else
to understand

but after
all the drunks

the hangovers

the wrecks

the days
in jail

the years
of isolated
duty

after
the multitudes
of self-poisoned
relationships

just mowing
the yard

washing
the car

watching
TV

taking
a long walk

in good
weather

in bad

are exercises
in extreme
excitement

in extreme
joy
for me

I am
alive

miraculously

maybe
a person
has to throw
away
a couple decades
of their life

before
they can appreciate
the superficially
boring
aspects
of our existence

I'm not
a very entertaining
guy
anymore

I understand
that

but I do
believe now
that I enjoy
my days

more
than ever

more
than most



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