Dogs 2013

GOD HATES US ALL
(1/9/13)


we race
along
the boulevard
both in a rush
to get home
at almost
6pm

he
in the left
lane

me
beside him
in the right

I have
no idea
who
he may
be

up ahead
there's a
stopped car
signaling
a left turn
directly
in front
of him

he tries
to speed
around
me
but
just
doesn't
have the room
and must come
to a sudden
stop

I would've
let him over

if
he would've
signaled

I forget
about him
and proceed

he is
behind
and forgotten

I stop
at the next
red light

lo
and behold
my erstwhile
racing partner
pulls along
side me

he honks
and rolls down
his passenger
window

I look over
to see
that he's
fairly
peeved

I really
don't have
the energy
for a confrontation
but the traffic light
has us waiting
so I'm not
really
losing
any time

I roll
down
my window
while simultaneously
turning up
my favorite
SLAYER CD

I silently
stare over
as he winces
from the noise
but still begins
a pantomime
of hostility

I continue
to stare

expressionless

finally
his anger
burns

away

resigned
he shakes
his head

and flips
me off

with both
hands

I raise
my eyebrows
to convey
my acceptance
of his pronouncement
roll up the window
and turn down
the music

the light
turns green
and I can't
hear
a thing

"I know why your prayers
will never be answered…"