Dogs 2010

GRINS
(1/16/10)


we have both
been in many
relationships
where the smiles
were depressingly
few

so
when she follows
my simple statement
of intent
with a question
of obvious
and deliberate
misunderstanding
we both pause
at the opportunity

I respond
in kind
with ridiculous
candor
and she repeats
my response
as if seriously
considering
the implications

neither
of us
can keep
our composure
and hysterical laughter
is finally released
the comedy continued
through
gasped guffaws
and bated
breaths

I leave
for work
tears in my eyes
lightheaded
from laughing
as happy
as I can remember
ever being

my sobering
arrival
at the office
gets me back
to grim reality
until I sit
at my desk
check my email
and see one waiting
from my wife

I smile
again

we are two
of a kind
in comedic
harmony