Dogs 2015

JUST BIZNESS
(3/25/15)


the customer
is on
the other side
of the planet

and even
with all
the technological marvels
at our disposal

there are still
time zones

an international
date line

causing communications
with them
to be like sending
and receiving
signals
to and from
a deep space probe

messages
are sent
hoping
for the best

then
we wait

hoping that
some countering
bit of information
isn't on its way
back
to undo work
already done

finally
after a week
and a half
of confusing transmissions
covering questions
and answers
that should have
been handled
quite easily
in a day

or
at most
two

the deal
is done

payment
is received

it's nice
to get
the order

but somehow
a bit more satisfaction
is expected
than some numbers
in a bank account
and a thank you
email

maybe
a solar eclipse

a comet

some celestial
sign
that the stars
have aligned
for a successful
international venture

we settle
for a sunset

an uneventful
drive home