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Dogs 2018

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ambition

sociability

joie de vivre

some
are simply
lost
attempting to speak
these languages

they have
no nature flair
for verve

vigor

they are
a moody

morose
bunch

whose ideas
of success
reside
in murkier
realms

spirit

contentment

enlightenment

they are judged
harshly
by society
during their
lifetimes

very few
ascending to any
form
public recognition
before their
deaths

maybe
a few more
after

mostly
they trudge
deliberately
through the collections
of civilized
niceties

searching
the periphery
for hints
of the divine

distracted

miserable

misfits

who still
smile
from time to time

with
a disturbing
brilliance