Dogs 2014

WORKS OF ART
(9/4/14)


praying
for payday

longing
for that financial
validation
of our personal
status quo

a monetary
injection
into arteries
clogged
with bills
and debt

a bimonthly
resusciation

we
are what
the writers

songsters

and movie
makers

denigrate as
the dulled
drones
holding back
from living life
to the fullest

the same
40 hour a week
cowed crowd
that buys
their books

music

and theater
tickets

that's
where
our money
goes

so
that we can
read

listen

and watch
about
what rebels
we are not

luckily
for them
we keep
our jobs

deposit
our checks

spend
our almost
nonexistent
discretionary
funds

if we
were living
life
by their
definition
we wouldn't
need them

these artists

we would all
be our own
art

and they
would all
be unemployed