Dogs 2014

TOKEN LOSS
(6/1/14)


nine days
after
the divorce
is final
SHE
hands ME
three
one hundred
dollar bills

a slight
reverse
on the five
figure flow
that's been
going
her way

it's my
half
from the sale
of her wedding
ring

the ring
that she
so desperately
needed to impress
when we
were married

my half
is about a tenth
of the original
cost

about
a fifteenth
of what
the same ring
would cost
today

but since
it's only worth
what you can
get for it

it's a $600
wedding
ring

take it
or leave
it

I stuff
the bills
in my back
pocket

say thanks

and turn
away from her
for what I hope
will be
the last time

a fitting
end
to the financial
disaster
that was
our marriage