Poemdog

Dogs 2016

HOUSE RULES
(12/16/16)

she sat
in her recliner

I sat
on her couch

a very
empty
couch

save
for my
skinny ass

maybe
an occasional
visit
from one
of her cats

I had driven
two and a half
hours
to meet her
after talking
for weeks
on the phone

we seemed
to have
a connection

I did
get a hug
at the door

but we remained
six feet apart
for the next
five hours

I wasn't expecting
sex

just a little
physical contact
to match
that psychic
closeness
that we seemed
to have

we were in
her home
however

so I left
our level
of intimacy
to her

five hours
later
there was
a parting hug

then
the two
and a half hour
drive home

ten hours
better spent
working

she wants me
to come back
sometime

I think
that I'll invite
her here
instead

a couch
is the only
seating option
available
in my
living room