A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

IN BED WITH HANK
(8/13/11)


previously
unavailable
Bukowski
arrived
via post
today

at least
it's been
unavailable
to me

this
is the
most excited
I've been
in months

maybe
years

I make
the mistake
of communicating
this simple joy
to my wife
as we crawl
under
the covers
tonight

as I attempt
to contain
my excitement
flipping
the first few
pages
she rolls
over
and turns
her back
in silence

I'll really
have to make
this book
last