two men finely dressed
for each other take their time
stepping past photos of middle america.
on the wall hangs a photo of a man
with no front teeth . his daughter
wipes her eyes in the doorframe of a trailer.
the two men move away considering each other.
their coattails dripping rain water across the floor.
two lovers stand facing away from the walls.
they bicker gently over which room
to enter first. she is much prettier than him.
he must have a heart of gold or pockets lined with it.
there is no other way she could love him, not with all that
someone has just farted wearing 200 dollar
cowboy boots in portland.
Every man in this town wears grey.
the women flirt with their eye glasses
like old maid librarians cooking
single meals in single pans
late at night waiting for the phone to ring.