Dogs 2010

RAIN IN MUD
(10/23/10)


my wife's
depressed

a Saturday
starting
with a wealth
of precipitation
has precipitated
a dearth
in her weekend
joy

I kiss
her
goodbye
step out
into the drizzle
and run
to the car

finally
I can
smile

nothing
better
than a cool
cloudy
damp
fall day
after the
interminable
summer heat

ignition
engaged
I pull out
onto the street
turn on the lights
wipers
and CD player

Slayer's
Reign In Blood

I'm about
as happy
as the gods
will allow