Dogs 2013

A BIT LEFT OF HEAVEN
(2/23/13)


I sit
alone
in this office
on a Saturday
plying
my questionable
trade

one
would never
classify our enterprise
as a noble
venture

if we
closed
this business
tomorrow
hardly anyone
save the employees
would notice

no one else
would feel
even the least
little bit
of discomfort
due to our
demise

we would
promptly
be forgotten

but
as I sit
at my desk
on this weekend
morning
I feel
purpose

actual
contentment

I am neither
explorer
soldier
priest
nor thief

I am
a low level
admin functionary
in this whirling
and twirling
of thoughts
and emotions
that constitute
our existence
upon this planet

yet
I am happy
at my
task

I really
need
nothing more
or no one
else

(please
do not tell
my wife)

all I require
is food
warmth
electricity
rock and roll
and a computer

I will be
entertained
throughout eternity
keyboard painting
the shadows
which move
upon this cold
cave wall
defining the limits
of my understanding
of the world

the cosmos

my fellow man

the universe
exists
for me
within these
LCD pixelations
representing
the life
I have
long since
tired
of living

I gladly
relegate
the rest of you
to the physical
adventures
which you
worship

leave me
be

please
just be sure
to close
the door
securely
on your way
out

I'll lock it
behind
you