Poemdog

Dogs 2018

UNRECOGNIZED EFFORTS OF HONESTY
(9/14/18)

nobody
cares

nobody
is impressed

by any
show
of integrity
these days

certainly
not the criminals

the liars

the thieves

who
think us
dim

and the
financial institutions

the firms
entrusted
with the care
of the collective
wealth

that seem
inconvenienced
by any reports
or fraudulent orders

bogus
credit card
submissions

they end up
interrogating
the reporter

instead
of seeking out
the transgressor

we do
our best
to contact
the injured
party

to do what
we can do
to undo
the transaction

at least
some personal
satisfaction
is derived
at the end
of the day

as the rest
of the world
shakes their heads
and wonders

what our
fuss
about money

about time

is all
about