A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

WEDDED AMISS
(10/25/11)


they lie
in bed
both
quietly reading

after
several years
of marriage
it has become
a comfortable
pre-sleep routine

excitement
gone
the affection
lingers on

they had each
fucked
someone else
that day

neither
would ever
consider
divorce

neither
had ever found
anyone else
so compatible

they were
addicted
to the familiarity
of similar
dysfunction

he notices
that she closes
her book
and lays it
on her nightstand

he closes his
as well
sets it
to the side
then leans over
to kiss her
goodnight

"I love you"

"and I love you"

they recite
as he reaches
over
and turns off
the lamp

they lie
in the darkness
dreaming of
other lovers