A Poem for 2012

TWO WOMEN OUT FOR A STROLL ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

One had a Doberman;
The other a Chihuahua.
(This is a Found Poem.)

Look, there’s a bar open.
Let’s go in. Have a drink,
Doberwoman said.

We can't.
We've got dogs,
Chihuahuawoman said.

Just watch me.
Do as I do,
Doberwoman said.

She put on her D&G shades,
Walked boldly to the door
Where a bouncer said, Sorry,

Lady. No dogs. It’s the law.
You don’t understand,
Doberwoman said,

This is my seeing-eye dog.
A Doberman?
The bouncer asked.

Yes, they're using them now.
They're very good,
Doberwoman said.

The bouncer shrugged
And opened the door.
Across the street,

Chihuahuawoman thought
Convincing bouncer Chihuahua was seeing-eye dog may be a stretch
But whatheheck—

Wearing her DKNY shades
Strolled warily to the door—
Oops! The bouncer said,

No pets. Sorry.
You don't understand,
Chihuahuawoman said,

This is my seeing-eye dog.
A Chihuahua? the bouncer asked
Shaking his head.

A Chihuahua?
Wailed Chihuahuawoman.
They gave me a fucking Chihuahua?

By Rafiq Kathwari, a guest writer at 3 Quarks Daily.

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