Dogs 2014

COMFORT BAND
(5/16/14)


I didn't
wear
any jewelry
as an adult
until I married
at 48

the ring
drove me
crazy

I hated
it

catching
on things

amassing
moisture
underneath

clanking
against things
that should not
be clanked
against

now
at 54
I can take
it off

but I find
that I'm so used
to fidgeting
with it

at least
absentmindedly

that I miss
having it on

stupid
but true

after
a few days
on the dresser
it's back
on a ring
finger

of my
right hand

a divorce
ring
I guess

it seems
out of place
but I know
that I'll
be comfortable
with it
again

eventually