Dogs 2010

WASTE OF WORKSPACE
(1/6/10)


I know

it is
an inconvenience

all this
job stuff

I know
that it really
cuts into
your time

however
you
are
here
so it is still
your time

it just happens
to overlap
for 8 hours a day
40 hours a week
with ours

even though
your attendance
reflects less

you asked us
for this position
we did not
hunt you down
and force you
to participate

it is
still YOU
diddling away
YOUR ever diminishing life
at an endeavor
that YOU
have chosen
for YOURSELF

I would think
that you
would want
to do your best
and make the most
of every minute
of this precious
existence

instead
you whine
and underperform
treating this place
as a prison
to be endured
not as an opportunity
to be exploited

you blame us
and the clock
for your
discomfort
when you will not
expend the energy
to understand
the most basic
functions
of our collective
purpose

the only way
to make your position
with this company
meaningful
is to take
the responsibility
for putting meaning
into your position

you would
be surprised
how your work
and your world
will open
for you
if you do

once
that commitment
has been made
you will
take charge
of this experience
and it will
become
yours
forever

this life
will become
yours
forever

but
if you treat
the rest your time
as terribly
as you do
the hours
here
I am sure
that you shit
on the remainder
of your life
as well
and
probably
do not
care

and no

it is
not
payday
today