Dogs 2014

A BRIDGE TOO FAR
(10/28/14)


she leans
over me
as she finishes
what the dentist
has begun

she's beautiful

she smiles
to me
as she describes
what she
is doing

her hair
brushes
my face

she smells
so good

the setting
is the most intimate
that I've been in
in the past
six months

I'm
in love

after
she finishes
filling the gap
in my teeth
I see her again
at the front
desk

more
of that
smile

we set
our next "date"
and say our
goodbyes

out
in the parking lot
the sun
and the passing
traffic
bring me back
to reality

she was
just
doing her job

being
personable

she's no doubt
one of those
genuinely nice
people

I am not

no doubt

10 minutes
later
I am home

getting out
of my work
clothes

seeing
the barbed wire
tattooed
across my heart

my reminder
to myself

time
for that long
walk

away
and alone