Dogs 2013

THINK TANK
(1/25/13)


we sit
together
and they want
to talk about
important
topics

politics

religion

crime

sports

I like
each of
them singly

the people

not the subjects

but
they are
a bit too much
as a group
at times

while
they discuss
such meaningful
matters
I notice
a fraying string
on my left
shoe

that sucks

the footwear
is not
that
old

I really
hate to buy
replacement
shoestrings
already

I notice
that the room
has grown
quiet

I look up
to see
a half dozen
expectant
faces

instead
of trying
to explain
my current
thought process
I stay silent
and return
my gaze
downward

funny

the string
on the right
seems
just fine