Dogs 2012

A TWO TON HEAVY THING
(7/25/12)


mornings
are the
worst

get up
pee
brush teeth
wash face
shower
towel dry
comb hair
rub deodorant
clean glasses
get dressed
put on shoes

dragging
ass
through the
numbing
routine

interminable

once
out the door
the remaining day
burns frenetically
like a firecracker fuse
until exploding
into an exhaustive
collapse
by evening's
end

but getting
the bitch started
is well…

a bitch

it's
the only time
that I feel
older

slogging
slow motion
through a gelatinous
atmosphere
of age

horribly
mucked
in a predawn
tar pit
of time

one day
they'll
find me there

toothbrush
stuck
in mouth

toothpaste
drooling
down chin

immobile

done

they
won't know
that all I'll
need
is one

really

good

push