Dogs 2014

HOLY MAN
(11/20/14)


she held
out
her hand
and introduced
herself

why
do they even
come up
to him?

he must
give off
some helpless
hopeless
vibe
that attracts
the mothering
types

he stared
down
at her
and calmly
recited

"my name
is Pat

I am
a 55 year old
alcoholic
DUI felon
with herpes
and an obsessive
penchant
for solitude
and loud
music"

a presentation
that usually caused
some visible discomfort
and a stumbling
retreat

she stood
steady
and studied him
for a bit

"so you don't
drink
drive
have sex
or HEAR VERY WELL?"

he told her
that he stayed
home a lot
and masturbated
religiously

she smiled

"you don't
have
to do that
alone
you know"

now he
smiled

he may
have to actually
recant
his long suffered
beliefs
concerning
the unfair sex

in the next
lifetime