Nicole Rivieccio (poetry)

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Habitually Complimenting Dogs

I thought: I am mystified

Then I remembered earlier,
Looking into the street and
Seeing a dog I wanted
To call out
“What a cute dog!”
But then I looked down and
There was the ugliest dog I’d ever seen

I said: I am mystified

Then we went into bed
Last night’s dream came true
I watched you play
With the cat and
Eat your second/last donut

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by Nicole Rivieccio

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