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Dogs 2017

THE NEW LOVE
(10/7/17)

perhaps
we're just
old

jaded

settled

too damned
tired
to try
anymore

we search
for suitable
temperament

minor
attraction

major
convenience

we only want
someone
who will not
drastically alter
our accumulated
lifestyles

we no longer
crave
the swoon
of romance

merely
some measure
of relief

when we see
the face
that shares
our bathroom
mirror