Dogs 2013

SINGLE AGAIN
(7/6/13)


a girls'
night out
leaves me
by myself
for the
evening

I had
completely
forgot
how calming

centering

meditative

that a
three mile
walk/run
could be
solo

no pace
to match

no conversation
to uphold

no irritation
from the other
regarding
any shortcomings
in sight
and sound

back home
a meal
alone
becomes almost
a holy ritual
of letting go
of the day

another
formerly relaxing
activity
sans
the constraints
of relationship

after dinner
a movie

with no
interruptions
ADD disconnects
or spurious
comments

I see
and hear
happenings
not noticed
in tandem
viewing

thoroughly
enjoyable

later
in bed
I read
without worry
of disturbing
anyone

completely
concentrating
on characters
plot lines
and subtle
nuances

I am
in love
again

at almost
midnight
I turn off
the lamp
and say
my short prayer
of thanks

a temporary
bachelor
smiling
in the dark