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Dogs 2017

AMOCO PROGRESS '97
(11/9/17)

a heavy

insulated

water resistant
wind breaker

from a company
that no longer
exists

given to me
by a mother
who's no longer
alive

I had
shown up
that day

after walking
3 miles
on a cool
misty day
to see Mom

pre
sobriety

pre
sanity

wearing only
a t shirt

she rummaged
through her closet
for a jacket

eventually
finding one
from her employer

too big
for her

still fits
me fine
after 20
years

still keeps
me warm

dry

reminds
me that
sobriety

sanity

are the only
way
to go

and that
Mom
still takes
care of me