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Dogs 2019

BEST INTENTIONS
(4/11/19)


diet

exercise

sobriety

fiscal
responsibility

a friendly
face
in social
situations

I try

I do
try

but still
I am minimalized

disregarded

or completely
avoided

a position
with which
I am completely
familiar

such
was my
status

when
I was
a drunken
fiend

a reprobate

an asshole

in fact
I seemed
to have seen
more smiles
in those
desperate days

perhaps
they were only
expressions
of ridicule

sympathy

or amusement

but at least
there were
faces
in my days

in my nights

now
they stay
out
of my way
completely

I check
my blood
pressure

my breath

then move
healthily
out into
the daylight

in splendid
isolation

~~~

I haven't
changed
at all