Dogs 2015

TACIT DISDAIN
(11/8/15)


one can
walk around
these office
corners

find them
at their desks

texting

daydreaming

or just plain
sleeping

all during
working hours

these lapses
in integrity
were pointed out
to them
in the past

they responded
with excuses

rationalizations

validations

for their
chosen method
of nonperformance

never
an apology

spasmodic jolts
of silent guilt
as they sense approach
are now accepted
as the best
recourse

they are
adults
after all

getting paid
to do the jobs
for which
they wanted

but working
a full 40 hours
seems
beyond them

even
in these
trying times

judging them
as liars

cheats

thieves

may be
a bit harsh

but they are
at least guilty
by lack
of honest
constant effort

the firm
is failing

they truly
wonder why
no one
will fix
the problem