Dogs 2014

HALFWAY HOUSE
(7/1/14)


when she
left
she took
her fair share
of the belongings

and more

I looked
around
after
and decided
to compress
the remains
as much
as possible
rather than spread
the meager amount
in a pathetic
attempt
to maintain
some pretense
of a fully habited
abode

I now
live
in an overflowing
room
and a half

quite comfortable
and no longer
disturbed
with the echo
in the deserted
areas
of the structure

I will
explore
the empty
floor space
at times

remembering
the feeling
of wonder
when seeing
the place
for the first
time

even then
knowing
that I was
better off
in a trailer
park

but women
want a real
home

to enjoy

to destroy

to depart

for a new
start

with that
next
unaware
mortgage holder