Dogs 2010

NO MORE COOKIES
(4/7/10)


it's true

you won't
get any
or
hardly any
if you start
going
with her

   but
   she gives
   me some
   almost
   every day

   why
   would she stop
   just because
   we were going
   together?

that's just
the way
that it is

   you're crazy

   nothing
   will change
   just because
   we're going
   together

ask Bobby

   Laura
   doesn't
   give him any
   anymore?

look
at them

since
they started
going together
all she wants
to do
is hold hands
on the merry-go-round
and talk

   I guess
   that he doesn't
   play with us
   as much
   as he used
   to

not only that
but he doesn't
laugh as much
as he used
to
either

   why
   do you suppose
   that is?

he's
not getting any
treats
anymore

no cookies
no brownies
no cupcakes

that oven
is closed
brother

   that's sad

tell me
about it

you give them
what they want
and you don't
get
what you want
anymore

   can't you
   make them promise
   you
   first?

they all do
but they forget
pretty damn quick
I guess

just don't
go with her
and you can eat
all you want
and still play
with the rest
of us

   I think
   that she's different
   she wouldn't
   hold back
   on me

everybody
thinks that
but they are
all the same

you'll see

you won't be
wiping the frosting
off of your face
anymore

   there's
   the bell
   we'd better
   get back
   to class

you still
gonna sit
with Sarah
at lunch?

   damn
   I guess
   I'd better

   if I don't
   ask her
   to go with me
   soon
   she'll start
   giving it
   to somebody
   else

   better get it
   while I can

don't worry
summer
is almost here

   yeah
   we'll be
   in 5th grade
   next year
   and maybe the girls
   won't act
   so stupid

that's not
what the
6th graders
say