Dogs 2014

6IX
(5/23/14)


he
had to be
patient

like
a glacier

cold
and unrelenting

with a
diabolical
Kevin Spacey
focus
upon the goal

the first
year and a half
of marriage
was magic

then circumstance
severely altered
the dynamic

she became
manic

withdrawn

anyone
could see
that the salad
days
were shredded
like so much
lettuce

an extraction
strategy
had to be
devised

her wants
and needs
were obvious

the trick
was delivering
them
with diminished
enthusiasm

then
not at
all

she complained

even more
than usual

he just smiled
and said
that the situation
would improve
even though
his efforts
were just
the opposite

she complained
more

she threatened
divorce

the secret
now
was not to jump
at the first
available
opportunity

time
was on
his side
after
all

she
was the impatient
one

they deliberated

they compromised

he agreed
to the many
silly conditions
of their reconciliation

then promptly
became apathetic
to them

he could
see
the anger
looking
back
at him

finally
all that pushing
paid off

adultery

despicable

unforgivable

perfect

and the
moral
high ground
was his
as he assumed
the pose
of shamed
husband

he was
even generous
beyond
the expected
in the final
settlement

"poor man"

all the outside
observers
would opine

"she treated
him
so badly"

he hangs
his head
and accepts
their condolences

2008
to 2014
looked fairly
good
as a relationship
reference

now
he could move
forward

and proceed
with the real
plan