Poemdog

Dogs 2018

OCCUPATIONALLY PROGRAMMED
(12/16/18)


I have found
some complicated
information
that needs
to be integrated
into
our complicated
database

I see it
all
on the screen

the words
make sense
to me

but the fields
aren't responding
as they should

either
keystrokes
flawed

mouse
misclicked

I cannot
seem to enter
the characters
correctly

then
the impressions
slowly fade
away

so many
dreams

over
one night

over
one lifetime

but for
the last decade

the last
dream
in the early
morning

is of
the job

always
of some frustrating
procedure
that causes
me much
consternation

so much so
that the visions
awaken me

usually
minutes before
the alarm
is about
to trigger

I have
forgotten
what my clock
sounds like

nothing
left to do

but to
get up

to go
to work

as if that
would be
a change
from sleep