Mark, Who is Fixing Our Porch


My son has the kindest dog

I don’t even want to tell you

his dog is a pit bull because

you’ll think otherwise but

for the sake of honesty

you are a new employer

said Mark who is 46

I have to tell you

His dog is a pit bull.

We had to put him down this morning.

The dog said Mark who called

on the phone because

he needs a check

to buy the wood

to fix our porch

The dog he repeated

in case I forgot

his subject matter

the dog is mentally

challenged. You don’t say

retarded any more.

He’s sick said Mark.

Very sick.

I’m calling he said

to tell you I’ll be by

twenty minutes from now

for eighty dollars.