The last time I lay in the sun, I thought, _____
as I stared at the day of the week that was written in red ink
on Wolfie's hairy right wrist,
was on the carefully manicured grass that bordered
the enormous municipal swimming pool outside of Nurnberg.

______A black shadow fell on the documentation for grep
(that without my glasses I had mistaken for the rough draft
of my In Flight Magazine feature on _____varieties of German sausages.)

Two man stood over me. Their hands lay casually
on the crotches of their black elastic bathing suits.
"-v prints all lines but those matching expression," I said.

"Nevermind, she doesn't have any tits,"
one of them muttered audibly as they walked away.

______Wednesday.