Dogs 2014

GENETIC IMPERATIVE
(8/17/14)


I hate
it

stopping
at the store
on the way
to work

head full
of checklists
for the day

I have
so many
things to do

I have
purpose
this morning

direction

yet there
she is

I don't
know her

just
an anonymous
set
of tits
and ass

but I'm
distracted

my mind
automatically
fills
with sexual
fantasies
about her

I don't
have time
for this

I shake
off
the images

walk away

but she
stays with
me

aisle
after aisle

check out lane

parking lot

long gone
she still rides
along
in the car

stoplight
after stoplight

the office

down
the hall

at my
desk

she will
haunt me
until
the next one
appears

this
is no way
to live

I repeat

I hate
it

I feel
weak

perverted

tired

now into
the sixth decade
of this madness

single

married

divorced

it's all
the same

I'm gratefully
alone again

but not
so much