Wet Noodle

We’re playing at wet noodle

my dog and I

because no one is watching.

She threw up

I limped home after physical therapy

We can be nauseous and upset

all we want

together as overcooked pasta

her body glued onto mine in this chair.

This is a good reality

much better than pretending we’re fine

someplace else

forced to

accommodate secret blows

covert bashings.

No holding up a false picture of bliss

around here.