Poemdog

Dogs 2016

NEIGHBOR LADIES
(9/15/16)

there are six
single women
living line
of sight
from my house

a half
a dozen more

that I
know of

who are
nearby

down
the streets

just around
corners

only
two of them
live together
(family)

another lives
with her
teenage son

the others
are alone

or with
their pets

where
are their
men?

if they
were not
my neighbors
I would have
definite interest
in a few
of them

but we all
like it here

so why
start something?

because
when things
go bad

my experience
has been
that they
always do

someone
usually has
to move

no one
wants
to move

thankfully
I'm old enough
to know
better

of course

I may
just be
too old to be
of any interest
to any
of them

maybe
I know
nothing

my age

my silence

my distance

just allow me
to appear
smarter

safer

than I
really am

I wave

I smile

to all
of them

then keep
moving

let them
wonder
where my women
have gone