Dogs 2013

WELCOME HOME
(8/8/13)


a passionate kiss

a passing smooch

an indifferent
peck

~

a lusty hug

a pressing
of cheeks

a knowing
hand
on a shoulder

~

a full volume
open armed
doorframe
greeting

a subdued
hello
from across
the room

a search
through the house
for just a grunt
of acknowledgment

~

an enthusiastic
smile

a lackluster
smirk

a barely
perceptible raise
of an eyebrow

~

a careless
comment

a pointed
profanity

a threat
to leave

~

a harshly
grabbed
arm

an openhanded
slap

a fist
to the face

~

a restaurant
alone

a liquor
store

a motel
room

~

"welcome
back
Mr. Evans

so good
to see you
again!"