Dogs 2011

WORK IS NOT MY LIFE
(4/13/11)


I see
you
there

fucker

sitting
at your desk

surfing

snacking

making
personal calls

half assing
your job

half assing
your life

you watch
every
last
second
of your
40 hours
afraid to exert
one iota
of extra
effort
on the company's
behalf

on your
fellow employees'
behalf

on your
own
behalf

you are
proud
that you
are giving
so little jade
and still
getting paid

you think
that by cheating
us
that you are
gaining
something
for yourself

what?

extra time?

extra quality?

you are
only
cheating
yourself

your life
in the office
at your workbench
on the job site
is still
your life

if
you are
breathing
it is all
your life

don't you
realize
that your
external actions
remain inside
of you?

forever?

when you
detract
from your
employment
or from any
endeavor
you detract
from your
existence

you
have neither
educated
nor earned yourself
to a better
today

you
are here

now

do
your best
in every moment
and your life
will be
the best
that it
can be

otherwise
continue doing
as you
have done

then wonder
at the end
why you feel
as if
you have missed
something

everything