Poemdog

Dogs 2019

OUT WITH THE GIRLS
(6/30/19)


shopping

I'm with
two women
who are shopping
for panties

one
well past
dating age

the other
my age

divorced

but apparently
not in the least
bit interested
in me

since
in my most
limited
of experience

browsing
underwear
with a man
is something
women do only
when in
a relationship

or when
they feel no
intimate possibilities
whatsoever
with the male
in question

that puts
my firmly
in the whatsoever
category
apparently

"what
do you think
of these?"

she asks

I'd think
more
if I could see
her
in them

see her
out
of them

"I like
the color"

I tell her

she laughs

turns back
to the rack

as if
I weren't
there
at all