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Dogs 2018

HOT WATER
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we take
so much
for granted

turn
the tap

feel
the warmth

quite
the miracle
really

especially
on a frigid
winter day

yet we
denigrate
the term

understandably
referring
to a much
hotter liquid
as a euphemism
for difficulty

disgrace

a myriad
of other
troubles

but this
morning

beneath
this shower
of steamy relief
in January

I say
a little prayer
of thanks

knowing
that one day
I shall never
be warm
again