Dogs 2014

COMFORT ZONE
(3/7/14)


she tells
me
that I need
to get out
more

do different
things

challenge
myself

she gets
bored
with me
at times

I look
at her
and try
to remember
that she's never
seen me drunk

moving
continually
from one place
to another

arrested

incarcerated

totally
fucking insane

that was
my wheelhouse
for a quarter
of a century

she doesn't
understand
that normality
is already
a bold exercise
in personality
transformation
for me

that the ability
to sit quietly
on the couch

watch TV

pay bills

the mortgage

perform
household
chores

are hard-earned
departures
from the majority
of my adulthood

I smile

shake
my head

I'm
really sorry
that she's
bored

but she
would not
have been
very comfortable
within my previous
realms
of excitement