Dogs 2014

WHATEVER'S THE MOST
(11/16/14)


not everyone
gets
a free ride

otherwise
there would be
no free rides
to be taken

but for those
who do abuse
the system
there are
many others
who must work
more
than their
fair share

they are
usually
the quiet ones

happy
with the simple
things

the simple
places

that's all
that they
can afford

that's all
that they
have time
to do

they don't spend
much
of their lives
complaining

there's hardly
enough hours
in the day
to work
eat
and sleep

bitching
and moaning
are the province
of those
with little
to bitch
and moan about

any
of life's
little luxuries
must be saved
for the holidays
and special
occasions

many
of their more
laissez-faire friends
consider these
industrious ones
to be boring

not understanding
why the drones
will not take
some of society's
little advantages

relax

take
and take it
easy

the privileged
ones
do not understand
that if they
would invest
their fair share
of effort
that everyone
could relax
a little more

they
do not see
things
in such ways
that would mean
any more labor
or any less benefits
for them

once entitled
letting go
of those entitlements
is difficult

like giving up
an addiction

they glow
in their
languor
shaking their heads
at the time clock
punchers

they understand
how to work
the system
but not
how to work
for a living

or for
a society

they will live
long
and stress free
existences

keeping
their good looks
and joie de vivre
until the very
end

shaking
their heads
at those
humorless hags
who seem to drop
into early deaths
continually
about them

standing
upon those corpses
to better reach
the low hanging
fruit