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Dogs 2018

BIG SIGH
(12/26/18)


Christmas
is over

finished

nothing
left
for people
to do

but to
throw away
the wrappings

to store
the trappings

to deal
with leftovers

to get real
after weeks
of fallacious
fantasy

oh
there's one
little kick
remaining
for New Year's

although
the one and done
party
is a mere
afterthought
to the yuletide

then
a long
mostly sane
winter awaits

oh maybe
sidestep a bit
of Valentine's
silliness

but
no problem
for us
solitary folks

let
the Earth tilt
toward spring
if it will

for now
we'll bundle
up

go to
work

return
to worshipping
the very real
routine

to accepting
the blandness
of our
existence