They shared custody of the dog.
Who had always been dangerous.
First day Jack brought him home,
from a prison like pound in Carson,
Gave him a bath and
afterwards, as they were drying him off,
and bit Jack pretty severely.
Now, three years later
and a hundred crises smarter,
Tom Waits (that’s the name he had at the pound)
has to come home early
because he fucking bit Meta Jane.
“He’s in the dog house” she said.
“Why?” asked Jakck.
“He bit me.”
“Ah!” said Jack.
Here he was trying to win her back and…
Boom! The ex-convict blows it.
Ninja star to the solar plexus.
He was loud and brash and almost always inconvenient.
The Second Cousin Twice Removed.
Removed from what? No one knew.
And why twice? Wasn’t being removed once enough?
Bob sat in the dentist chair and the technician, Joan, sang
“Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy.”
Finally, he heard someone else’s voice.