Poemdog

Dogs 2019

LAST MINUTE
(6/29/19)


sure

go ahead

ask

but don't
be upset
if I say
no

since you
gave me
no time

no whisper
of warning
whatsoever

in order
for me
to prepare

don't
cop an attitude
because
you weren't
considerate
enough

to consider
my other
considerations

my daily
responsibilities

I have
a life

and am
not here
solely
at your
beck
and call

I do
try
to please

to make
you happy

but if
you give me
not even
a slight
chance

those
opportunities
are not always
available
to me

so
walk away
in a snit

go silent

hang up

I hope
to see

I hope
to hear from
you
again

I hope
for a smile
instead
of a scowl

a laugh
instead
of a sigh

and for
just a hint
of thoughtful
intimation

next
time

if
there is
one