Dogs 2012

DISPOSABLE PETS
(8/3/12)


don't
look at me
that way

don't
wag
your tail

don't purr

don't lick
my hand

don't chirp
a happy
song

don't get
too comfortable
here

your
days
are short
in this
house
of no
hassle

at
the first
untimely sign
of inconvenience
you had better
pack you dish
and be ready
for the Big
Boot

I like
you

I really
do

but
in one person's
eyes
that attachment
makes me weak
and incapable
of mounting
any good argument
in your
defense

I wish
that you
could stay

more than
you'll
ever
know

but
my word
in this ugly
matter
is not final

any resistance
on my part
would be viewed
as casting
aspersions
of guilt

even though
they are
rightly
cast

it is neither
your fault
nor mine

still
we suffer

and she
will move
on

to
the next
amusement

the next pet

the next
husband

~

I'll
see you
down
the
road