Dogs 2013

SOFT AND DRY
(9/7/13)


they sit
in the living
room

he
watching
TV

she
texting
on her
smart phone

he's watching
TV
as an interim
activity
until the iPhone
is set
aside

he really
doesn't give
a shit
about what
he's watching

he'd rather
be reading

riding
a bicycle

she texting
since he's
watching
TV

she's bored
with the living
room
routine

the routine
of him

she'd
rather be
anywhere
else

neither
wants
to be there

but there
they both
are

there
was a time
when they
would fuck
at every available
opportunity

now sex
doesn't seem
an option

it has merely
become
another activity
to be worked
into the schedule
as time
permits

as she
permits

she seldom
does

if he makes
the suggestion

he is
a pervert

a dirty
old man

he sighs
and changes
the channel

she sighs
and logs onto
Facebook

married
strangers

wasting
another
night

together