Poemdog

Dogs 2018

AFTER HOURS
(10/15/18)

they do
not
understand
the effort
involved

those
40 hour
wonders

they have
no idea
of the work
that must be
done

just so
they can sit
at their desks

go through
their weekday
8 to 5
motions

the clock

the calendar

in their
immediate periphery
at all times

breaks

lunch

5pm

holidays

vacations

in their
sights

they can
afford
these distractions

because
someone else
labors
in the dark

on weekends

on Christmas
Day

to make way
for their
dilettante efforts

to give
them
their places
in the workforce

to allow
them
their smiles
of relief

at the end
of each
weekday

as they
say

"have
a good night!"

"have
a great weekend!"

with thoughts
only
upon their own