Love makes another scene

Going overboard again,


forgetting there are limits

to what people can take,

how they don’t want to hear it,

not in a restaurant

or ever,

all the fool convictions, thinking

she can fix things,

hoping again, when all we want

is to be left alone

Legendary last reunions

Of the family

when everyone was still there –

brass-knuckle voices, the ball game,

lawn chairs and drinks

with maraschino cherries –

“You jackass! No wonder

he walked away” –

barbecue sauce black

and two outs for the closer –

another win for the Cubs

in an otherwise winless year