Dogs 2008

HAPPY VD!
(2/13/08)


what
could be better
on Valentine's
Day?

one
bountiful bouquet
of short-stemmed
rosy red
herpes sores

thorny buds
where no one
sticks a nose
to sample
the aroma

a leper
of love
I limp around
the perimeter
of connubial couples
all completely unaware
of a solitary soul
in route
to sanctuary

finally home
the music plays
the breathing
grows labored
and the sweat
begins to flow

alone
in orgiastic
agony

me
and my
pain

I am
quite
complete