Dogs 2014

PRETTY THINGS
(5/20/14)


we start
as children
it seems

clutching
and grasping
at every
shiny
object

like crows
after
bottle caps

we feel
a strong need
to capture
that visual
allure

own it

so that
no one else
can have it

this condition
progresses
into adulthood

cars
homes
jewelry
clothing
spouses

everyone
desiring
the brightest
and most beautiful
of human
trinkets

it's
disgusting
really

as least
it disgusts
me

I only
have one
exception
for myself

I dig
down deep
into my right
front pocket
and feel
it there

that oval
of her skin
that I so
delicately
removed
and cured
to preserve

I'm almost
giddy

overcome
with the rush
of joy
contained
within that small
soft
reminder
of her material
magnetism

I can't
wait
to get home

to place
her face
back
on display

and to gaze
again
in wonderment
upon her beauty

forever
captured

~

too bad
she was
such
a slut