Dogs 2012

AN IDIOT
(8/20/12)


I don't
belong
with people

any interaction
between us
is usually
a glaring
indication

we pulled
into
a grocery store
parking lot

waiting

on a large
ugly
twin cab pickup
with Utah plates
to pull in
in front
of us

much
too
s l o w l y

at first
opportunity
I swung
around it
and found
an unpopulated
position
toward the back
of the lot

it was
a beautiful
temperate
Sunday morning
in Tulsa

life
was good

as we
neared
the store entrance
the pickup driver
got out of his vehicle
several spots
closer
to the building

a bit
bigger

and much
younger
than me

he glanced
my way

took
a few steps
toward
the door

then
looked
back again
and shook
his head

that
was all
it took

"what the fuck
are you
looking at?"

but
I had already
answered
my own
question