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made to feel dirty

sitting in the garden
whiling away the day
working on a vodka tonic

a fly lands on my knee
and I watch it
wondering if it just left
a fresh pile
of dog shit
perhaps having
copulated right
atop the warm
fresh shit

it begins cleaning
with its legs and
scrubs itself pretty good
even wipes off
its multifaceted

acting as if
I'm the reason
it needs to

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