Dogs 2012

FEARSPIRATION
(7/7/12)


they
will not
ask questions

they
will not
make suggestions

they
will not
converse
about any
of their
qualms

do they
not care?

are they
lazy?

are they
stupid?

or
are they
simply
too afraid
to make
their thoughts
known?

could
a damaged
aging
skinny
nearsighted
minor manager
strike terror
in their
hearts?

seems
unlikely

they insist
that there is
some secret
stone
buried away
containing the absolute
truth
of their purpose
etched upon its
unchangeable
surface

however
they suppose
that this doctrine
exists only
in a language
that I
can understand

they think
that I
am an unholy
priest
of these commandments
and that
I translate
them
on whim
and whimsy
as befits
my mood

they respire
in fear
as I dispense
this doctrine
often times
in barely
controlled
anger and frustration
due to endless
repetition
of its content

I try
to explain
that my perceived
pronouncements
are based
upon basic
common sense

by definition
a malleable resource
formed by the application
of thought
and time

they
are more
than welcome
to contribute
to these transformations
by adding to
altering
or subtracting from
any documentation

they
are more
than welcome
to form
their own
futures

but that
would take
cerebral consideration
and that seems
too much
a commitment
to ask
considering
that it is
only
a job

I don
my cloak
of imperceptibility
and return
to my desk

to plot
their inequitable
demise