Dogs 2012

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS
(10/13/12)


mail
texts
email
projects
phone calls

stacks
and stacks
in every media
awaiting my
attention

they
are at me
almost
60 hours
a week
in the office

it's what
I signed
up for
so no
complaints

they're
just facts
to be
prioritized

finally
I go home

mail
texts
email
projects
phone calls

they
are at me
most
of the other
hours
as well

I know
that it's all
part
of participating
in society

in family

but it's
a bit harder
to accept

my wife
usually prioritizes
the bulk
of the load
for me

there seems
no place
to erase

to regain
some
grace

I remember
when drinking
buffered
my inbox
and the priorities
seemed few

life was fun

of course
there's so much
that I don't
remember

in sobriety
at some point
living simply
became
a job

my only
option now
is to work
my way
back
to the joy

to smile
at each
task

and to live
like
I was alive
once
again