Dogs 2010

OVEREMPLOYED
(9/11/10)


ironic
that I'm
so damned busy
in the days
following
Labor Day

maybe
it's a
sign

I like
to rationalize
that if working
55 to 60 hour weeks
that I should
be able
to steal
5 or 10 minutes
here and there
to read
and write

after all
I could stay
on the job
24 / 7 / 365
and never
be finished

mergers
closures
divestitures
acquisitions
bankruptcies
retirements
promotions
relocations
dismissals
deaths

tens
of thousands
of changes
worldwide
every day

we have
to chose
the hundred
or so
most pertinent
which we
can handle

all the while
our customers
are emailing
and calling
telling us
that we've
missed
something

at times
it can be
an overwhelming
task

at times
it can be
a depressing
task

at this time
I should return
to the task
at hand

writing
about work
is almost
like working

isn't it?