Dogs 2014

BOTTOM LINE
(7/24/14)


it
was a good
day
today

we made
money
regardless
of the facts
that the phone
hardly rang

very few
emails
were received

no one
walked
through the door

the internet
is a wonderful place
for a small company
that not a soul
would recognize
from the street

of course
the day before
the environment
was much
the same
and we sold
nothing

there seems
to be
no easy
answer

hard work
in the present
does not always
translate
to current sales
so it is difficult
to keep
the staff
motivated

they do not
understand
that we labor
for the mere
possibility
of revenue

it is not
a guarantee

but the effort
has to be there
to take advantage
of any opportunity

we operate
at the caprices
of the market

as does
anyone

with just enough
demand
for our product
to keep the lights
on

the coffeemaker
going

the meager
salaries paid

little more

being a man
of few
worldly needs
it is enough
for me

but as I look
at the faces
of my coworkers
I see the realization
that no riches
will ever come
from this establishment
to comfort
their lives

I know
that very soon
some will jump
to the next
higher paying
opening
out there

I can't
blame them

if money
was my motivator
I certainly wouldn't
stay here

however
I love
this job

I love
little else
so am
content

but I expect
no one else
to share
this sentiment

I am
an oddity

my end

my reward

is
the work

I understand
why no one
can stand
to be around
me