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Dogs 2017

SENTIMENT'S END
(8/2/17)

done

finished

tired
of pretending

exhausted
of acting
as though
the feelings
of others
really matter

their
actions

at times
their
words

must always
be considered

but whether
or not
my actions

my words

fill
their emotional
needs

soothe
their psychosomatic
desires

I do
not
know

I am
not
an empath

not even
a sympath

I am
completely ignorant
of that
which is hidden
in another

I refuse
to guess
any longer

show me

tell me

our just
remove
your wounded
pose
from my view

your pathos
has no sway
with me

I am
immune

I will
dry
your tears
if needed

those
I can see

but I will
never
understand them

even
if their cause
is me