Dogs 2014

SIMPLE SATISFACTION
(3/11/14)


not even
my wife
understands
what I do
for a living

she has
probably
experienced frustration
attempting to explain
my position
to others

it would be
much easier
saying that I'm
a fireman

a doctor

a lawyer

a toothpick
salesman

but I do enjoy
sitting at my desk
every day
enveloped in
this esoteric
endeavor

listening
to music

sipping
coffee

not solving
any of the world's
great problems

not
causing them
either

I punctually
pay taxes
by plying this trade
so that bigger
heads
than mine
can claim advancements
and declines
on grander scales

leaving
work
this evening
I hear
a bird singing
in a tree

after several
seconds
I spot it there
on a lower
branch

we are
much
the same

very few
will notice
when we
are gone

but that fact
detracts
nothing
from our
immediate joy
of existence