Dogs 2007

LOVE STORY
(8/8/07)


he went over
with a movie
at about 7pm

they both wanted
an easy
quiet
uncomplicated evening
to close out
their weekend
before having to think
about another
workweek

as he
loaded
the DVD
she brought in
some sandwiches
chips
and bottled water
for dinner

simple
smooth
a smile

the show played
and the food
was consumed
as they sat next
to each other
in comfort
on the couch

the credits rolled
and they cleaned
their meager mess
returned
to the living room
and talked
for a while

the dog
needed walking
so off they went
into the night
to circle
the several blocks
that served to stretch
the little terrier's
short legs
and allow it
to evacuate
any accumulated
waste

back
at her place
he started saying
his goodbyes
but she had one
last thing
to show
him

in
the bedroom

they had agreed
to just be friends
with no added
"benefits"
as she would say
so he suspected
no ulterior
actions
to anticipate

once
she had displayed
her sexy dress
she lay on the bed
as did he
beside her

"kiss me"
she said
and
he did

minutes later
they were making
a sweat sandwich
using their bodies
as bread
even though
it was the last thing
either of them
said
that they wanted

"I love you"
she said
and he quietly
continued
moving

she
became
still

"we can stop"
he said

"no
keep going"

so he did

he finished
lifted
and shifted
to the side
waiting

"I keep hoping"
she said

"I've told you
dozens of times
how I feel
or more exactly
how I don't feel
about you
anymore"

"I thought
that it might
be different
this time"

"that
is the definition
of insanity"

he got up
got dressed
and left her
crying there

he did
say goodnight
to her dog

he wasn't
a complete
shit