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Dogs 2020

i
(1/1/2020)


cave
to desert

desert
to cave

another
day done
in isolation

Faris
remembers
why he
is here

still smells
the city

the crowds

still hears
their ridiculous
murmurings

but from
time
to time

he thinks
of comfort

companionship

thinking
what he knows
of himself
will allow him
to return
to civilization

that others
will see
their futility
in the mirror
of him

but those
thoughts
are fleeting

he has
changed
but cannot
change
anyone else

so instead
of travel

he writes
upon
the dank walls

hoping
to learn
from his
mistakes