Dogs 2012

STILL HERE
(1/20/12)


the face
in the crowd
went from blank
to questioning
to recognition
in seconds

a knowing
smile
flashed
and a hand
leapt
like an accusation
toward me

"HOLY FUCK!

it IS
you!"

he screamed
as he pumped
a most unwilling
handshake

he proceeded
to dump
his bucket
of words
past
and present
all over me
not noticing
my silence

finally
his exhortations
exhausted
and his expression
returned
to questioning
he awaited
my response

everything
that he could
know of me
was standing
in front
of him

everything
that he needed
to know
was walking
away