Two dogs
a responsibility each
which perhaps (let’s negotiate)
my one I could deflect
in return for loving you
to bits
I can cook
and play house with the best of them
I know where they cut keys
too quickly
that you have to
jiggle them and curse
to open doors
but it happens my love
it happens
for pain
I have learned
where to apply pressure
no pills
protect the liver
four beers and the damage is done
I am watching you

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