Dogs 2014

ZONE OF PAIN
(1/22/14)


he
told me
of an area
in between
the wants
and needs
of opposing parties
where shared
suffering
could be found

where
agreements
were usually
reached

he imparted
this wisdom
then smiled
his best
all knowing
litigator smile

I wondered
what more
I would have
to endure
to negotiate
him
       out
of my office

he seemed
to suffer
not
at all