Dogs 2007

NITPICKER
(3/14/07)


finally
I have you
in the position
of which
I have always
dreamed

still
open
quiet
waiting
completely submissive
as you have never
been before
in our relationship

I have not
ever seen
this vulnerability
in you
not
during sickness
not
during sleep
not
even
during sex

inside you
I felt no closer
than a thousand
miles away

your were always
aloof
and distant
boundless barriers
blocked the space
between me
and you

but now
you lie here
flat and willing
upon the table
in only panties
and a cutoff top
long hair flowing
off the edge
into my lap
barely concealing
my erection

first
I apply
the ointment
massaging it thoroughly
but gently
into your scalp

you say
that it tingles
just bordering
on a burn

then I comb
through those
beautiful waves
examining each stroke
for a hint
of death
or movement
crushing any life
and removing
the corpses

fortunately
for you
but not
for me
there were fewer
this time
than the last
meaning that these
titillating treatments
were nearing
an end

soon
the lice
would be gone
and so
would I

their infestation
and my usefulness
both
at an
end