Dogs 2012

FINISHING MONDAY ON FRIDAY
(8/3/12)


some weeks
are like this

circumstances
conspire
and all semblance
of schedule
is lost
in the mayhem

nothing
that needs
to be done
is even
begun

instead
mischance
ominously meanders
throughout the days
forcing you
to mitigate
any damage
instead
of meeting
your minimum
responsibilities
each day

you work
doubly persistent
just so that
others
are able
to mindlessly
go about
their usual
minimal efforts
oblivious
to the strife
involved
to support
them

all the while
getting further
behind
at your own
desk

you
arrive early
stay late
pushing
on through
lunches
and breaks
just to keep
the stilted stage
of business
on display
to the audience

finally
at the end
of the workweek
the deluge
of minor
disasters
relents
and the daylight
of routine
glows
once again
about you

illuminating
things undone
and opportunities
missed

at 5pm
they wish you
a good weekend
as they depart
chattering and laughing
blithely
down the hall

that's OK

you can't
pay anyone
enough
to care

you stay
to cobble
a starting point
for Saturday
morning

Tuesday's
tasks
await