Dogs 2014

ONE HANDSHAKE OVER THE LINE
(8/27/14)


here
he comes

all smile
and anticipatory
glow

sweaty hand
fading limply
in mine
as he surveys
our booth
seeing no
giveaways
of a tangible
nature

information
is such
a tenuous product
to market
face to face

we exchange
business cards
but he's already
glancing
across the aisle

there are
yardsticks
to be had

a sad
measurement
of our efforts
indeed