Dogs 2007

BAD ASS
(2/2/07)


they
are big guys
at least
they are
much bigger
than I

one
by 70 or 80 pounds
and a few inches

the other
by over 100 pounds
and a few more inches
so

at 6 foot
skinny
I am enveloped
by their
looming
shadows

still
I bully them
both verbally
and physically
battering each
with endless strings
of profanity laced
diatribes
and
pinning them easily
against walls
or jerking them
around
by their throats
in order to get
my point
across

they know
who's
in charge

then
I wake up
shake those
stupid dreams
from my head
and get ready
for work
drive
the usual route
unlock the office
to officially
begin the
workday

here
they come
my towering
coworkers
with their ideas
brainstorms
and demands
expecting immediate
concurrence
and implementation

idiots

I nod
my assent
and tell them
that I'll see
what I
can do

they
come to me
because I have
all the passwords
and know the source
of every electronic smell
in this computerized
clusterfuck of a
rat nest
network

they only think
that they know
who's
in charge