Dogs 2014

NO CHANCE
(8/13/14)


"aren't
you lonely?"

she asked
expectantly

"I was
at first

but a few
weeks
of being alone
has cured me
of that"

she shook
her head
with that sad look
that only she
could give
so well

I explained
that I have only
been in a couple
for eight
of my 36
adult years

after
my recent divorce
I simply
reverted
to form

she and I
had been engaged
for a ridiculous week
over ten years
ago

by the time
that I had notified
friends and family
of the happy news
she had unilaterally
ended it

after several
reconciliations
and breakups
we gave up

there
was no
going
back

she turned
her head
away

staring
out the window
as if
the sun
had turned
to black