Poemdog

Dogs 2019

IDES
(3/16/19)


I look
across
the counter
at the
cashier

red
eyes

red
nose

a general
disheveled
suffering
look

"plastic OK?"

she sniffles

I nod

she could
be
my symptoms'
mirror image

worse
every year

I dread
the approach
of spring

the bloom
of the
henbit

give me
the cold
dead
months
of fall

of winter

anytime

all
of the time

this
sucks

yeah

plastic
is fine