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Dogs 2020

Something Shiny
(9/5/2020)


the sun reflects
off of an object
circular
in the street
ahead

an object laying
right next
to a folded
piece
of paper

I'm thinking
nickle

perhaps
a quarter

when
I walk
to where
they were

I see
only
a bottle
cap

the word
"Asshole"
on a makeshift
note

followed by
an emphatic
exclamation
point

it was probably
a message
originally left
beneath
a windshield wiper

for the driver
of an offending
vehicle

probably

more
than likely
it was a profanity
intended for me
all along

I acknowledge
receipt

then shuffle
home
with my
reminder