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Dogs 2018

GETTING ALONG
(5/21/18)

trying
to be
a good person

trying
to please
other people

trying
to follow
all of the accepted
social conventions

trying not
to get
in the way

try not
to express
any public
displeasure

trying not
to entertain
any grand illusions
of self

seems natural
to me now

trying not
to run screaming
into the hills
rather than to deal
with yet
another
human being

is more
of the test

on most
days