Dogs 2010

PERIHELION
(10/8/10)


she
teetered there
precariously

twisting
reaching
stretching
for dried soup
on a top shelf
at the grocery
store

he
glanced up
from the endless
varieties
of ketchup
he had been studying
on a bottom shelf
to see her
20 feet away
barely balanced
down the
aisle

her ass
was
perfect

he hastily
grabbed
the nearest
red container
and cautiously
approached
pushing his cartful
of bachelor
banality

he moved
slowly
stealthily
afraid to strain
the delicate demarcation
of shopping
and sex

she didn't
seem to notice
him nearing
so he ventured
as closely
as possible
his hand
on the handle
just inches
from all that
glorious
gluteus maximus

he hesitated
only
for a second
as he felt
the heat
radiating
from rounded flesh
so tightly packed
in denim

the warmness
spread over him
in delicious
degrees

it seemed
almost
an intimate
connection
although completely
beyond
her awareness

he
pushed on
cooling quickly
as he cornered
about
the next row
of consumables

he hoped
that the selection
of microwavable
popcorn
would be
a bit more
straightforward