Dogs 2014

DOWNWARDLY MOBILE
(12/16/14)


he's
a nice kid

a new
lawyer
living with
his almost doctor
significant other

they moved in
across the street
last year

it's their
starter home
in this neighborhood
as opposed
to my finishing
domicile

they won't
be here
for long

they've got
bigger
and better things
ahead
of them

after
talking to him
out in the yard
I return
to the house

wondering
how much longer
I can maintain
this pretense
of habitation

I feel myself
slipping back
into a trailer
park

a garage
apartment

my mother's
couch

my young neighbor
takes for granted
his first step
in society
that was
such a struggle
for me to reach
as my last