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Dogs 2017

THE ACT
(10/1/17)

he is
quite something
in this world

big business

big salary

big title

we communicate
infrequently
throughout
the course
of the year

me

at this
small business

small salary

nonexistent
title

we are both
miraculously
alive

yet we
are each
stressed
for entirely
different reasons

we usually
chuckle a bit
at the end
of our conversations

a forced

practiced
humor

as if
we're taking
this all
in stride

not knowing
if we're fooling
ourselves
along with trying
to fool
everyone else

wondering
as we walk
away

if we still
have the ability
to laugh

for
no reason
at all