by on January 12, 2013 :: 0 comments

I was going to go to East 6th street
But it was much easier to get blow
And stay all night doing everything important
At my house

The sun rested like a tired bear
Forgetting all the things it should do
Sleeping for weeks

But then like a cat
The thin weeds of the neighbor’s lawn
Hiding like a bobcat in the mesquites of Cedar Creek Lake
It stands in front of the hallway mirror
Maybe still asleep
Next to the indoor palm
Breathing heavily because it’s funner when we’re scared

Courtney would be sleeping
I would be sleeping
Delroy would be thinking about ways to wake me up
Making sleep uncomfortable

When I dream of someone
Someone else dies
I wake up to a dog making sure I have woken up
Breathing heavily on my waking eye testing it

I roll out of bed quickly
Put on shoes before I have to decide which ones to wear
Grab poop bags
Grab keys
Check time again
Say goodbye

editors note:

It’s a dog’s life in this man’s world. Both are out to smell the sights, tails waggin’. – mh

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