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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

SOCIAL CRIPPLE
(12/5/17)

I want
recognition

I want
status

I want
my own
parking space
for this
malady
of mine

I can't
cope with
you

I get
headaches

soulaches

my blood
pressure soars
when I'm in
a crowd
of more
than two

I become
a stammering

sweating

suffering
wreck

I need
a tax break

medical
insurance
relief

I need
many
days off
from work

perhaps
a bracelet
to signify
my condition

to alert
others

to warn
others

I am not
to be
disturbed

possibly
I could qualify
for some government
grant
to subsidize
home deliveries

remote access
to every facet
of the office

a 12 foot
privacy fence

maybe
18

as well as
camo netting
over the property
to discourage
aerial surveillance

I would still
come out
at night
to roam
the neighborhood

so perhaps
a curfew
for everyone
else

I don't
ask for much
in the way
of accommodations
really

just
leave me
alone

leave me
be

I will
thank you
for the
isolation

with my
absence

with my
silence