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Dogs 2017

STEPS BEYOND
(7/2/17)

you said
that our lives
were out
of control

that we needed
to be restored
to sanity

to rid ourselves
of resentment

of dishonesty

of fault

of guilt

so you started
us
on this course
of action

you forced
these metaphysical feet
to begin
a journey

well
did you assume
that that we would
simply stop
once we were
sober?

that we wouldn't
begin to question
the madness inherent
in this normal
existence?

we saw
that this goal
you held
up to us

that you urged
us
to attain

was fraught
with inconsistency

supported
by a different
fabric
of lies

you shake
your heads

claim
a new insanity
for us

as we walk
on by you

eyes aglow
with something
other
than artificial
light