Small Talk

a poem

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Small talk

So it’s nearly October, and you’ve just turned 44.
Suddenly, your dog is allergic to everything,
his skin flashing bright pink after every trip outdoors,
and you understand fear and empathy
in surprisingly new ways.

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Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.

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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

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Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.