Poemdog

Dogs 2018

HINT MISTRESS
(11/4/18)


she says
something

just
an innocuous
nothing

then
winks

smiles

looks away

but I know
that she expects
action
from me

words

movement

I have
no idea

although
she apparently
assumes
that she has
given me
an appropriate
clue

when
the proper
reply
isn't proffered
quickly

that mischievous
glee
upon her face
turns
to disappointment

I have
failed

again

I do
want
to please
her

but to ask
what she wants
is just admitting
that failure

"you should
know"

she'd say

the day
is ruined

and I'll
never
understand
why