Poemdog

Dogs 2019

FAT ASS
(7/9/19)


I watch
a woman

an overweight
woman

jogging by
our building

uphill

with her
pit bull
on leash

red faced

sweating

sucking
air

I'm impressed

running
on a hot

humid

July
afternoon

is not
for those
with a dearth
of determination

she's tough

she has
my admiration

right up
until the point
to where
she kicks

she cusses
her dog
for crossing
in front
of her

I turn
to go back
inside

just another
angry bitch
no longer
seeming
exceptional
at all