Dogs 2014

FROM OUT OF NOTHING
(11/4/14)


it's
another
lawyer

unhappy
with some
phrasing published
so very long
ago

words
that count nothing
toward another
breath
of air

another
meager meal

another
night's sleep

yet
they seem
life and death
to him

I want
to explain
the irrelevance
of the matter

but he
is all twisted
in meaning
and not
living

I cannot
communicate
any immediate
applicable priorities
to him

he
is only one
in the billions
of lawyers

with
and without
degrees

so entangled
by intent

I relent

I shall waste
the time needed
to implement
his requested
changes

he seems
relieved

even
grateful

I ignore
his thanks

leave my desk

leave
the office

and walk
out
into the very
real rain