Poemdog

Dogs 2018

VOCATION VACATION
(12/12/18)


I talk
to coworkers

to friends

to family

almost all
would rather
be doing
something else
for a living

or doing
nothing
at all

I've been
at the same
company
for 20 years

I still
love
the work

I do not
enjoy
every aspect
of the job

but I have
always
had an affinity
for the process

I have
come to realize
how fortunate
I am
in relation
to those
about me
in that
regard

they talk
incessantly
about their next
grace
of personal time

the places
that they
will go

the activities
that they
will do

the things
that they
will see

I am
happy
for them

but I'll be
at my desk
while they're
gone

wondering
if anywhere
could really
be better

for me