a day in the life

first warm day, early March
the sun was spilling onto the grass
and bony trees
the doves were cooing
i thought maybe things aren’t so bad
after all
then a dog came at me
medium-sized with spindly legs
i had to kick it in the head
to make it go away
the owner came out
and apologized
i called him a cocksucker
and an asshole
warned him that i might come back
with a gun
(just bluffing of course)
then i went back
to the doves and the leaves.