Dogs 2012

TROUBLEMAKERS
(12/14/12)


all day
at my desk
I can get away
with playing
low level
classic rock & roll
and no coworkers
are usually
the wiser

for
some reason
however
three
certain
bands
sound so much
LOUDER
than the rest
on my tiny
computer
speakers

AC/DC
Black Sabbath
and the Scorpions
will strangely
give me away
every time

I don't
understand
why

normally people
who walk by
my office
take no notice
of the music

unless
one of the three
are playing

"who's that?"

they'll ask

"is that
from the internet
or a CD?"

they'll wonder

for someone
who thrives
on being
unnoticed
the sporadic
notoriety
is not appreciated

so I must
lurch
for the volume button
anytime that I hear
the starting chords
of Big Balls
Sweet Leaf
or Blackout
in order
not to give
myself away

it lessens
the enjoyment
of the music
at times

those damned
flamboyant
high energy
foreigners

although

in fairness

it's Ozzies's
voice
that gives
Black Sabbath
away

even
his solo
stuff

I never
have any problems
with the Ronnie James Dio
compositions

I believe
that he
was a nice
quiet
New Hampshire boy
and never
a problem
for anyone

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