Dogs 2014

SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION
(7/16/14)


"what
do they all
mean?"

I knew
eventually
that I'd have
to answer
that question
for some
woman

I tell her
that tattoos
are like
dreams

they represent
different things
to different
people

I didn't
want to explain
my ex-wife's
participation

her influence

my complicity

I got
them
to go along

to get
along

to belong

except
for the last
two

after
the divorce

they
were for me

my
"fuck you"
ink

or since
they are
permanently imbedded
beneath
my skin

my
"fuck me"
ink

I finally
explain to her
that they're
just pictures

they really
don't mean
anything

she looks
doubtbul

I continue
to undress