Dogs 2013

FLEETING YOUTH
(5/15/13)


I'm
driving home
from work
and there
she is

jogging
on the sidewalk
going the same
direction
as I

early 30s
blond ponytail
very tight t-shirt
and running
shorts

not much left
anatomically
to the imagination

she's all
out there

nips
curves
creases

the whole
package

a waking
wet dream

I pass by

slowly

regretfully

I'm stopped
by a red light
a few blocks
ahead

I watch
her progress
in the rear view
hoping
for once
that the signal
will detain
me
a bit longer

I look
to my side
at a bus stop
and see an
older woman

maybe even
older than I

waiting
for the public
transit

she's wearing
a scarf
and a coat
even though
it's near
80

she's
overweight
and apparently
resigned
to it

she holds
a plastic bag
from the nearby
drugstore

probably
Maalox
Ex-Lax
and Depends

who knows

just
as I conclude
judgment
upon this poor
creature
the jogger
passes
in between
us

worlds
collide

all that
fine ass
in front of
all that
ass

the juxtaposition
seems
so unfair
for everyone

except
for me
of course

it is
exactly
what I need
to see

the light
goes green

I go
with it