Dogs 2010

MENACING MATE
(4/15/10)


she's 5'11"
in splendid shape
with an anger fired
by approaching age
and missed
opportunities

her
brown eyes
burn
fueled by
past regrets
and unrealistic
expectations
of her present
and future
realities

she takes
personally
any inconvenience
however slight
venting vehemently
upon those responsible
or sometimes
upon those
unlucky enough
simply to be
in the vicinity

I have seen
men much larger
cower in fear
before her
finely focused rage
meekly submitting
to her
demands

I shake
my head
out of sight
glad that her rants
are focused upon
our supposed
outside detractors

dreading
the coming day
when they are
also directed
toward me