Dogs 2014

LESS THAN BADASS
(12/13/14)


I finish
my workout
breathing
heavily

good chemicals
flooding
my veins

I feel
fantastic

immortal

I get out
into the streets
to walk
a few miles

taking huge
strides

taking in
the cool
December air

fuck
with me

anybody

I am
ready

why is it
when I'm fueled
by highly oxygenated blood
that I'm cruising
for a confrontation
and not just
simply grateful
for my
good health?

testosterone
no doubt

I haven't
been in a fight
since my 20s

I wouldn't
know
what to do

a twelve
year old girl
could probably
beat me
senseless
in a few minutes

I am
a skinny
aging
almost senior
citizen
after all

but
as a car
coasts through
a stop sign
in front of me
causing ME
to stop

I truly want
to dent a door
with a well
placed
kick

why
I am allowed
to move about
freely

I'll
never
know

oh yeah

they all
know
that I'm too
chickenshit
to act out
my internal
aggression

I walk
on

hoping
to avoid
any preteens
along
the way