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Dogs 2018

DRIPPING FAUCET
(11/13/18)


first
real cold
of the
season

down
in the teens
overnight

I worry
about freezing
pipes
in my 80
year old
house

years
past
I would leave
the kitchen

the bathroom
taps
on low

but now
my personal
plumbing
is so compromised

that I'm up
enough
during the night
to run water
in the sinks
as I am
running
my own

the outer
worries
dwindling

the inner
increase

waiting
for that final
freeze