Dogs 2013

END OF WEEK
(3/9/13)


it's here

you're done

but there's
not
so much
to show
for the effort

you turn
and burn
for 60 hours
and all
you've done
is discover
uncover
recover
more
work

you try
to think
of a word
beyond "grind"
to describe
this week's
labor

none of it
was easy

none of it
was pain free

maybe
a bone crushing

a bloodletting

a burial

that's it

these
six days
were a burial
our your
sensibilities
if not
your soul

the weekly
report
an engraving
upon your
tombstone

your spirit
limps away
from the gravesite
in a fog
of wounded
reality

you look
for some sun
to reenergize

rejuvenate

but those
pressing clouds
of commerce
keep you
a ghost
haunting those
who have
a life

you are
a king bastard
of a buzzkill

all
that you need
is some rest
in peace
today

you will
destroy
their Sunday
tomorrow