Poemdog

Dogs 2016

REALLY?
(6/2/16)


I heard her
before
I saw her

my most
immediate thought
was to yell

"CUNT!!!"

possibly
some latent
post divorce
reflex

fortunately
I have learned
to delay
my reactions
to people

the mistake
was mine

I had rolled
through a stop sign
right in front her
on a neighborhood
street

still
I momentarily
wanted to strangle
her skinny
neck

instead of
waving weakly

silently

in apologetic
response

I returned
home
in a muted
rage

wondering how
such a insignificant
incident
could consume me
so completely
with anger

I am apparently
unfit
to roam free
in public

but
as I workout
alone

in a mostly
empty

music filled
house

a smile
returns