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Dogs 2017

THANK YOU, DOCTOR***
(10/24/17)

"I really
like a lot
about you"

oh good

input

"you expect
the rest
of the world
to live
in a very small
box
of your
design"

apparently
that's not a part
of the "a lot"
that she likes
about me

a great line
however

once again
I see
that the majority
of the breathing
public
writes better
than I

"I really
do want
the best
for you"

I really
didn't know
what I was going
to write about
today

the best for me
right now
is an idea

thank you
for this

"don't fool
yourself

you use
manipulative
coping mechanisms
like the 'cold
shoulder'"

don't you
be fooled
by giving me
overdue credit
for my apathy

I don't have
the energy
to reject you

certainly
not
to accept you

"just
as you described
your ex
as having
against you"

I don't know
why you had
to bring her
into your
monologue

"if she
had to compete
on your priority list
after work hours
as I have

I get
the shut
down"

the "shut
down?"

is that
like the
blues?

the dark
grays?

"but that
being said
you
do you"

preach on
sister!

I'm feeling
you now

"just don't
entertain
a strong
worthy woman"

she really gets
to the heart
of the matter

I don't
want to entertain
anyone at all

adults
shouldn't have
to be entertained

they should
live
in some mutual
respect
for the miracles
that are
their lives

some mutual
understanding
of their common
fragilities

their common
frigidities

and never
confuse pushy
with strong

which should
always go
with silent


*** text from Lynnette Kidd - Waco, TX - 10/24/17, 6:45p
     (met her only once, after taking a day off work to do so)