Poemdog

Dogs 2016

SMILING DEFEAT
(1/10/2016)


they complain
that we're too
negative

too critical

we maintain
steadfastly
that we're only
being realistic

factual

we have
the numbers

the data

to support
us

but
they need
their egos
massaged

they live
in a world
of me

so we lie

we tell them
the nice things
that they want
to hear

just to get
them
back to work

then

when the
bottom
drops out

they wonder
why we told them
those things
that made them
feel so good
if they
were not true

either way
we are assholes

incompetents

we close
our doors

console ourselves
with spreadsheets

pie charts

devoid
of human
fragility