Dogs 2014

SURRENDER
(9/13/14)


I'm tired

I hurt

it's cold
and rainy
outside

I just
want to lie
down
and call it
a day

who
would know?

who
would care
if
they knew?

I glance
over
at the dumbbells

the chin-up
bar

anticipatory
dogs
waiting
to be walked

they will
only drive
me crazy
until they are
satisfied

I get
up
so that I
can pick them
up

pick me
up

there is
really
nothing else
to be done

when
I am finished
with them
I am sure
that my walking
shoes
will start
making noise

I am quietly
losing
my mind