rick the pilot walks his dog

by on April 9, 2024 :: 0 comments

red-faced and haggard
from whatever he poured into himself last night

rick the pilot walks his dog
in a coat and hat

running into rick is weird

we drank at the same bar for years
until the health department closed it down

and now
we avoid eye contact
when we see each other
like this in the morning

rick turns his back on me
and i slide right to avoid his dog’s shit

two hungover schmucks
reduced to drinking at home alone

eating up the hours and days
that we’ve been given

dependent upon nothing
but our health

and how the weather holds out.

editors note:

Sometimes it’s hard to meet another and see yourself. – mh clay

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