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Dogs 2018

NO OTHER SHOE
(6/15/18)

a mistake
is made

damages
done

immediate
repercussions
felt

but the
future fallout
could mean
catastrophic changes
in personal
reality

mental preparations
are made
for major
lifestyle adjustments

a certain
acceptance
is attained

then

at the
end

nothing
disastrous
manifests
as a result

disappointment
is the first
feeling registered

a mandated
new life
is not
in the offing

the ordinary
will continue

if only
a touch
attenuated

any alterations
will have
to be made
absent
of circumstance

fate resting
again
where it belongs

within
adept hands
attached

under
capable feet
burdened

inside
a stultified
mind
entrenched
in routine