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Dogs 2019

GRAY THAT WAY
(10/28/19)


“something
neutral”

the real
estate agent
told me

I can
do
neutral

but as
I was getting
ready to leave
this house

I'd at last
use
my favorite
color

the woman
who first
lived here
with me
thought that
the main rooms
should be

“bright!

cheery!”

which became
a pale yellow

never
one
of my favorites

16 years
I lived
with those
buttery walls

no more

now
that I'm finished
I wonder
how I can
possibly
leave

with all
the cheer
of an overcast
day

when I
finally feel
at home