Poemdog

Dogs 2016

CAKE
(10/8/16)

someone
retires
concluding a ridiculous
45 years
of service

after
they're gone
a stale reminder
of their presence
lingers
for days

slowly
diminishing
in the break
room

until finally
the number
of pieces
stagnate

and someone
with far less
company time
throws
the whole
damned box
into a dumpster

goodbye