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Dogs 2017

SLEEPING WITH DEATH
(4/23/17)

dreams seem
the most obvious
afterlife

what more
pragmatic prediction
than to drift beyond
this form
through our
twisted perceptions
of these limited
slices of life

we see
our little
nightly visions
of the other
side

glimpse
our destined
environs

we carry
whatever joy

whatever
grief

that we
have sown
in this existence
with us

our lifetime
hallucinatory
harvest

to a more
practical Heaven

a more
pedestrian
Hell

than all
the texts
would have us
believe

go ahead

consider
the possibility

sleep
on it



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