A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

HOLIDAY PEER
(10/29/11)


decades
of living alone
gave me the benefit
of observing
the usual
crazy days
with a solitary
non-fervor

I basically
participated
as little
as possible
if
at all

however
the few times
in which I found
myself
in a relationship
certain compromises
had to be
made

my clothing
itinerary
and attitude
had to be
severely altered
for those
all too often
red-letter
occasions

how rare
to finally
find a woman
who regards
these festive
malfeasances
with as much
aversion
as I

my wife
is a no frills
hit and run visit
take no presents
kinda gal

now that's
worth
celebrating