Dogs 2014

DISTRACTIONS OF THE DAY
(4/23/14)


some mornings
just begin
wrong

dozens
of little things
conspire
to reroute
the routine

ass zit

almost empty
shampoo bottle

forgotten phone

every traffic
light
red

construction

you find
yourself
five

ten

fifteen minutes

behind schedule
with little understanding
as to why
you are so
off course

eventually
you simply
resign yourself
to the inevitable

you're going
to be late

there's nothing
that can
be done
to regain
that missing time

you realize
that the remainder
of your active hours
will be increasingly
affected
by the beginning

you're upset

frustrated

deflated

you arrive
at the office
and are greeted
with the reality
that no one
seems
to notice

no one
seems to care

so
as cars
crash

guns
fire

bombs
drop

the weak
and worthless
are abused

you turn on
the computer
at your insignificant
but realitively
safe
desk

and begin