Dogs 2014

TRIVIAL VICTORIES
(10/25/14)


20 minutes
until lunch

a break
in which
to celebrate
a morning
without
any attacks

any defeats

uneventful
to the extreme
I look forward
to dining
in peace

a resigned
expectation
of age
no doubt

lunch
at one time
meant a mad dash
to a bar

to a girlfriend's
apartment

to any escape
from the workplace

now
I eat
at my desk
happy
to avoid
traffic

while not
soft
my harder edges
are mostly
metaphysical

closer
to 60 now
than 50
I find ways
to rationalize

to survive

15 minutes
until lunch