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Dogs 2018

DYSFUNCTIONAL TIMING
(11/29/18)


I meet
women
my age

they've
raised families

they've done
their work

now
they are
single
again

they want
to have fun

they want
to party

they want
to travel

they have
bucket lists

desires
that run
the typical course
of human
events

unfortunately

while they
were raising
families

I spent decades
practicing
a finely honed
insanity

wondering
like a rabid coyote
from Alaska
to Australia

many points
in between

hardly living
in any one place
for more
than a year

a drunken
gypsy

a disturbed
nomad

I didn't
get sober

have thoughts
of settling

until
my forties

now
I am content
with the routine
life

I've done
most of the
things
that they
wish
to do

been to
most
of the places
that they
wish
to see

I do not
want
to go back

I need
to find
a waste case
woman

to fit
my waste case
taste

someone
similarly amazed
by the sunrise
each day

by warmth
in winter

by cool
shade
in summer

someone
satisfied
by quiet moments
alone

together