Dogs 2011

BUY IT FORWARD
(12/9/11)


I scribble
my name

date
the scrawl

and the deal
as they say
is done

"signing
your life
away?"

he grins

no
you three piece
piece of
shit

my life
has not changed
one bit

I still
breathe
eat
walk
work
laugh
love
and sleep
as I did
yesterday

the sun
still warms
my face
the same

he has
taken
nothing
from me

oh
I know
that somewhere
there are numbers
attached
to my name
that will
define me
financially
until the day
that I finally
sign
my last check

but today
I look across
the table
and see her
smile

all worries
postponed

and the
insanity
seems
worthwhile

for now

she'll spend
the worry back
eventually

~

I'll sweat
the payments
tomorrow