Dogs 2014

A YOUNGER GLENN
(4/25/14)


we wait
behind him
at the DVD
machine

young

short

stocky

long hair

a desleeved
denim jacket
with a huge
Misfits skull
on the back

he seems
annoyed
by our presence

my wife
is definitely
annoyed
by his

she rolls
her eyes
at me

"like
your vest"

I say

"don't see
much
Misfits stuff
out there
anymore"

he turns
and in an unexpectedly
soft voice
says

"I've always
been into them"

showing us
a similar skull
tattooed
on a forearm

he couldn't
have been
born yet
when they were
first
playing live

"did you guys
need to get
something?"

she explains
that she's reserved
a movie
and just needs
a minute

he steps
aside
and since outside
lights
a cigarette

"thanks"

we say
and get a

"no problem"

in between
puffs
in return

finished
we walk away
with our preseleted
entertainment

me wondering
what
he'll be watching
that night

the next