A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

A REPRIEVE OF PERSPECTIVE
(9/2/11)


there's
no way
that I'm
getting this
finished
today

if I
half ass
the project
I can deliver
on time
but at a
much
diminished
quality

if I
do it right
it will be
very
late
indeed

the result
either way
makes me feel
incompetent
inept
and certainly stupid
considering
such a gross
underestimation
of unresolved
labor

however
at close of business
I will not
be stood
against a wall
and shot

no bombs
will be dropped
on my home

my family
will not be
tortured
and enslaved

I only hope
that our client
also understands
the relative
nonseverity
of my neglect

at the end
of the day
I will depart
into the sunshine

breathe
the fresh air
of freedom

and walk
the earth
as if
chosen

I will
live