Dogs 2010

NONSEQUENTIALITY
(7/7/10)


1,2,3…

finally home
finally
working out

15,16,17…

I feel
the tension
of the day
draining away
with each drop
of sweat
that drips
from my body

29,30,31…

this
is the best
the most focused
that I have felt
all day

44,45,46…

nothing else
matters
but the next
rep

58,59,60…

I look
out the window
and see the equipment
from the road crew
repairing our street

67,68,69…

my wife
is pissed
that it is taking
so damn long
for them
to finish

83,84,85…

or was that
73,74,75?

I think
that I have done
the 70's
already

or was that
the last set?

this IS
the second set
right?

still
pumping away
I begin again
at 60
to be sure

that will
teach me
to drift

I eventually
reach
100

I lay
the dumbbells
down
then sit
panting
between them
to form
a nonthinking
trinity
of immobility

1,2,3.

that count
I can
maintain