Semi Sympatico

You have not noticed the hovering
hovering with my eyes
you flit from copier to fax.
I have faxes too, copies, mail,
the snack bar in your drawer
just like the one in mine
or vice versa.
I have sat in your chair
touched your sweater
taken pencils and a dollar.
We both like jazz,
bologna sandwiches with mustard,
I could be your…well
much older brother.

My therapist wants me to stop
thinking about you;
I ask her who will love me
now that my dog has died?
She says time is up,
I am behind two co-pays

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