Dogs 2010

BOX OF MONKEYS
(2/16/10)


it's difficult
to get anything
done here

they bound
around aimlessly
chattering nonsense
and upsetting
routine

one minute
they're sitting quietly
apparently focused
on their tasks

next minute
they're flying about
ripping the shit
out of everything
they see

reason
will not work
with them

you
talk to them
and they watch you
with seemingly
knowing eyes
making gestures
of seriousness
and apparent
understanding

walk away
and the mayhem
continues

littering
paperwork

scattering
food

pissing
in the corners

masturbating
in reception

throwing feces
to demonstrate
their disapproval
for the project

unfortunately
there is no
alternative

we need
warm bodies
at the work
stations

I close
the cage
grab a mango
and sketch my frustration
upon the
walls