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Dogs 2017

GRINDSTONE NAVIGATION
(10/10/17)

letters

numbers

addresses

phones

faxes

names

websites

email addresses

company information
of every sort

thousands
of combinations
appearing upon my screen
during the course
of the workday

eleven

twelve hours
worth

so much so
that I detect
similar patterns
in my off
hours

while driving

grocery shopping

doing yard
work

trying to relax
watching TV

reading
a book

listening
to music

the world
seems to align
in a certain
occupational
order

these same
structures
appear even later
within my dreams
each night

I can
no longer
escape such
logical arrangements
of labor

I leave
my home
before dawn
each day
to gaze upon
eerily familiar
constellations
in the morning
sky

leading me
always
to the same
destination