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Dogs 2017

SOCIALCIDE
(6/11/17)

I believe
in very few
accepted
civilities

they seem
mostly
contrivances

created
to mollify

to pacify
the general
public

my speech

my actions

reflect
this disassociation

I don't
want
to play

not surprisingly
no one wishes
to play
with me

my phone
is quiet

my inbox

my mailbox
empty

so except
for the mandated
legalities

I have ceased
to exist
socially

my smile
the last vestige
of attempted
etiquette

a thinly
veiled
grimace

in search
of solitude