“New Woman”

first date
out to eat
watched a movie
she in her chair
me on the couch.
Said goodnight
at a distance.

Came home
let out the dog
walked with him
onto the grass.

 Full moon
illuminated
the shadows
of the night,
cast shadows
on my thoughts.

 Even the dog
gets a pat
on the head,
a “good boy”
a treat.

 New woman
first date
same old shit.