Poemdog

Dogs 2019

ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES
(9/24/19)


most
business transactions
baffle me

they seem
more like
games

like social
bonding
exercises

opposing
forces
testing their strength
against
each other

to either
destroy

or to combine
their business
activities

the usual
stink
of society

I am just
a worker

all I need
is an environment
in which
to perform

the company
names

the controlling
faces

the headquarters
locations

have very little
to do
with my job
satisfaction

all
that I want
to do
is to keep
busy

to stay
active

in order
to keep
my mind
from truly analyzing
the processes
involved

the machinations
of my labor

for if
I did
I would most
likely
shut myself
away
in a dark
room

much
as the space
in which
I toil
today

for unseen
entities
in different
climes

and much
higher
tax brackets

but at
the end
of the day

I am again
free
to consider
more universal
concepts

those immune
to any
bottom line

I acquire
instead
a bit
of spirituality

allowing me
to see the sun
on those mostly
overcast days
of commerce