Dogs 2013

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
(10/24/13)


she's
a smoldering
unpredictable
volcano on wheels
wandering
from room
to room

like some
brimstone beast
with many
fiery fangs
searching
for something
to attack

we
watch her
with concern
from a safe
distance

all
of our futures
depend upon what
she finally
decides

when
she finally
decides

if
she finally
decides

we will see
if we merely
have to scrub
the walls

or completely
replace
the whole
structure

from
the trail
of smoke
I can tell
that she's
back
in the kitchen

I look
at my reflection
in our bathroom
mirror

for possibly
the last
time