Dogs 2013

TRIAL SEPARATION
(1/25/13)


they leave
for work
at about
the same time
every morning

after
a kiss
goodbye
they enter
their respective
vehicles
and wave
a final
farewell

each
exhales
a brief breath
of release
at no longer
being
a part
of a couple

to begin
that other
life
apart

to be
free
from the assumed
constant
scrutiny

by the
end
of the day
however
they will both
look forward
to seeing
each other
again

they are
still
in love

just not
all
the time