Dogs 2015

LUNCH PAILS AND BRIEFCASES
(11/27/15)


they are
out there
every day

the workers

putting
in the hours

paying
their taxes

their premiums

their mortgages

their expenses
ever rising

their salaries
fairly stagnant

they know
that they lose
a little ground
each day

this awareness
gives them
a look
of resigned
desperation

but what else
can they do?

they are not
willing
revolutionaries

they are simply
working within
the system

to better
themselves

to better
their families

but society
takes more from
the able
than it gives

they are
forced
to breaking points

mental

physical

emotional

until
one day
they see
no point
in going on
with the depressing
routine

the morning
commute
becomes filled
with crow bars

sledgehammers

baseball bats

not to take

but just
to keep
what little
that they have
left

to remember
the self respect
that this same system
taught to them
when they
were young

to realize
the lies
with which
they were raised

to smash
some glass
that they only
will have to
pick up
tomorrow