Dogs 2014

AFTER YOU
(2/10/14)


the young
woman
smiles
and holds
the door open
as I approach
the building
on this frigid
winter morning

she's being
nice
to an old man

"it's cold
out here

come on
in!"

I reach
above her
and grab
the frame

"ladies
first!"

I'm such
a polite
graybeard

besides
I'm wearing a
SLAYER!!!
t-shirt
underneath
it all
to keep warm
today

she might
not
be so friendly
seeing that smiling
skull
in the summer