Dogs 2011

RIGHT OF WAY
(3/9/11)


traffic signs
traffic lights
lane dividers
lane markers
construction cones
construction barrels
policemen
flagmen

following
all the courtesies
and rules
of the road
are of little comfort
when others elect
not to play
or comply

crippled
or killed
in a head on
collision
by some asshole
rushed
angry
distracted
or otherwise
debilitated
seems
quite the premium
to pay
for being
in the right

I walk
down the hall
but hear
the heavy
deliberate
footfalls
of my
pissed off wife
coming menacingly
from the kitchen

I quietly
duck into
the bathroom
lights out
breath held
as she blindly
rounds the corner
and stomps
on by

I would
drive
my car
into someone's
front yard
any damn day
of the week
rather
than find myself
bleeding out
on the concrete

or the
hardwood
floor