a doctor's office
in a shopping center.
dirt blowing in the morning
as the other stores open.

life is a good girl
that won't die,
and I forgot to do
the dishes today.

my lips on a Friday,
my nose without stitches,
only ducks in a row and one hobo
witness the ball game.

am I nervous,
marching towards the door
with or without
a question mark.