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Dogs 2018

I UNDERSTAND
(9/23/18)

I have
a little
work to do
first

I tell
her

as I sit
at the computer
desk
in my room

remoting
into
my office

I didn't say
that it was
hard work

when
I finish
I spin around
in the chair

to see
her lying
there

face
down

fully clothed

upon
my fully made
bed

beside
her carryon

I lie
down
next
to her

put my
hand
on her
shoulder

she looks
at me

"I just
want to be
by myself"

she says

I don't ask
why she flew
all this way
to tell me
that

so I
wake up

leave her
alone

in a
dream