Poemdog

Dogs 2019

MIDDLE MAN
(7/16/19)


I see them
together

I see them
separately

both
strong willed

opinionated

stubborn
women

not my
types
at all

but we were
thrown together
due to circumstance

due to suicide

and I cope
as best
I can

but these
relationships
wear thin

"don't you
tell her this
but . . ."

I hear
far too often
when I am
alone
with either

they are
supposedly
closer to each
other
than to me

but they
will not say
certain words
to each others'
faces

that's where
I come in

a whipping
boy
for girls'
disagreements

at least
they seldom
discuss
the dear departed
any longer

my original
purpose
to provide
some minimal
amount of comfort
for his passing
has apparently
passed

I shall
leave them
soon

to reconnect

to talk
about me
as much
as they'd
like

probably
wondering why
that bastard
ever came around
in the first
place