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Dogs 2017

NEVER BEYOND
(9/19/18)

"how
could you
do that?"

"what
were you
thinking?"

"you know
better
than that"

sometimes
nothing that
she could say
would match
the reproof
in her eyes

that look
was enough

she's gone
18 years
now

but every
time
that I waver
from the
right

gamble
with the
good

I still
hear
the words

still see
those eyes

still
guiding me

always
within reach

of another
metaphorical slap
of the hand