Dogs 2010

ADORATION
(5/25/10)


they cannot
stay away

something
significant
about my
aura
or perhaps
my pheromones

we had
settled down
to an evening meal
relaxed in the den
to watch
a DVD

then I felt it

an insistent itch
a crawling caress
that turned into
uncomfortable
remembered
stings
of realization

our love seat
had become
an ant farm
and I appeared
to be
their next
meal

they were
all over me

my wife
seemingly
unaffected
simply moved
to insect-free
furniture
and left me
to deal with
my groupies

it was a race
to see
if I could finish
my dinner
before a dinner
was made
of me

my plate empty
I reluctantly leapt
into action

spray
vacuum
inspection
trap placement
and finally
my many legged lovers
had been rejected
once again

for the meantime

later
in bed
each twinge
or shift of skin
was investigated
and although
no additional
intruders
were discovered
my wife had turned
her back
to me

obsessed
it was as if
I had already
chosen
another