Dogs 2010

NONTASKING
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I do not
ask
for much

I just figure
that if someone
cares
about their life
that they will care
about what
they are doing
while
they are
living it

I just figure
that they
will try

mostly
I am
wrong

most
equate
a presence
with an
effort

to be
in their
designated place
at a designated time
in and of itself
seems to them
above and beyond
their call
to duty

working
while they
are there
strikes them
as a ridiculous
notion

forget about
innovation
creativity
or simply
giving
a shit

continually
checking
on these adults
to ensure compliance
with the most minimal
of employment
directives
is
exhausting

I choke
on my
contempt
for such shirking
of responsibility

of course
I type this
while sitting
at my desk
and the activity
of the day
buzzing
about me

I am
multitasking

really