Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Scurrilous Penance

Aunt Judi's husband Mark has built a windowseat for the dog
Grandma says that he loves the dog so much he is like a maiden aunt
Pop said no, Mark is married to the aunt, so he is an uncle, and married,
which argues against maiden, which gave us some pause
And I said, is it just for the dog? can people sit there too?
confusion leapt up and licked some faces

Grandma says that is the point, the dog is like people
I am biting my tongue so hard, I am damaging the buds, a familiar act,
scurrilous penance, whose tail is wagging, despite the sad eyes?

Can't we just be happy for the dog?

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