Dogs 2014

FUNNY MAN
(3/24/14)


she married
me
primarily
for my twisted
sense
of humor

she certainly
does not seem
particularly enthralled
with any other
aspects
of my personality

or my life

but holy
shit

it's tough
to be
up
every
damned day

just
in the hope
of keeping
the relationship
alive

in hope
that she won't
become bored
with me

I feel
the pressure
that most comedians
must feel
to keep
their acts
relevant

I'm sure
that they're expected
to be entertaining
even on
their off nights
by friends
relatives
and spouses

tough gigs
all

but at least
the pros
get a change
of scenery

a change
of audience

on a regular
basis

and while
I may occasionally
see
a different stage

those same
two eyes
always appraise
my efforts
from the balcony

hands
more often
than not
folded
in lap

no hint
of a smile