Dogs 2013

HI, MY NAME IS...
(8/24/13)


go slow
they told
me

one day
at a time

wait a year

then plants

possibly pets

eventually relationships

I blue
balled
the first 365
then jumped
right in

no ferns

no felines

just one
dysfunctional
disaster
after another

finally

eight years
later

a marriage

with no care
or feeding
instructions

winging it
through
to hopefully
diminishing
downturns

sobriety
seeming
such a shallow
victory

living
sanely
a far bigger
challenge

I look
outside
and see
that the grass
needs
watering

again