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Dogs 2020

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(1/23/2020)


"he doesn't
do
anything"

he
had heard
that complaint
from many
throughout
the years

mostly
from women

he was
a major
disappointment
to them all

the Imam
had said
by Allah's will
Faris
had been born
a "contemplative"

a term which
gave his mother
some comfort

his father
simply
sneered

kept his
distance

now
alone
in the desert

he could
contemplate
to his heart's
desire

without
disturbing
a soul

save
for his
own