Dogs 2012

STALE RED
(8/3/12)


I sit
at the
stop light
idling
much too hot
on this 110 degree
afternoon

to ease
the load
on this 8 year old
auto
I've opted
for no
AC

windows
down

Slayer blaring
like a disruptive
teenager

I'm
sweaty
tired
and sick
of it all

what
is it
that I
want?

this
is it

this
is life

if I
can't enjoy
this miracle
that I've been
given
sweltering here
in the 5:30 traffic
there's probably
not much hope
for my sanity
in the long
run

as
the circling
cosmos
contorts
my miniscule
soul

I had
better
learn to
smile