Dogs 2014

MISTAKEN IDENTITY
(7/12/14)


she smiles

she seems
interested

she comes
over
and introduces
herself

she waits

I stare

I stifle
the impulse
to strangle
her

I shake
my head
and walk away

some time
will have
to pass
before I shall
stop
superimposing
my ex-wife's
spoiled
bipolar
manic insanity
upon every
woman
I meet

they all
look
like her