Poemdog

Dogs 2018

PROXIMITY LITIGATION
(3/22/18)

I've never
been sued
before

I'm completely
ignorant
of the ins

the outs
of the process

but to
read
the summons

to discover
that the complainant's
law firm
is one building
west
of my company's
offices

in a metro
area
of well over
half
a million

seems
a bit
bizarre

we've
been here
for 16 years
now

I wonder
if they've looked
out their windows

seen me walking
the parking lot
during breaks

picking up
trash

watching
the traffic
pass by
on the interstate

and wondered
at the skinny
old freak
out in the heat

the cold

year round

soon
we'll be
on speaking
terms

I doubt
if my daily
excursions
will be among
their many
questions

there's
no money
for them
in those kinds
of answers