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Dogs 2017

SOMETHING NICE
(11/24/17)

I write them
as they come

my mistake
is allowing
people to read
them

I don't mind
the criticism

I really
don't

but explaining
what I do
keeps me
from doing
what I do

seasonal complaints
are the worst

they don't
want to read
about lost hope

dead dogs

they want
harmless
little ditties
for the holidays

holidays
that were made up
from the thinnest
of air

fabrications

occasions created
to make us
feel good
about something

sometimes
to make us
feel bad
about something

these traditions
really fucked me up
as an over
analytical child

there are
two sides
to Thanksgiving
after all

I'll let you
digest
that one

I don't
want to be
the downer

the Negative
Nancy

but as
you gather
around your
family tables

pay no attention
if my gathering
is a bit more
select

a bit more
reserved

a bit more
realistic

just don't ask
if I've written
anything
recently