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Dogs 2018

A BOX IN THE ROAD
(1/30/18)

most
containers
are a mystery

we know
not
what lurks
inside

with some
we are given
clues

they tumble
in the wind

or have been
partially crushed
to reveal
their contents

the lack
thereof

best
to be driven
around
in any case

faces
are much
the same

some
say a lot
for what lies
beneath

some
tell us
nothing

only
when we
run over them
do we discover
whether we saw
a disguise

or the
real deal

by that time
however
any possible
relationship
is usually
ruined

but at least
we know
the head-on
truth

we motor
away

smugly
alone