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Dogs 2019

AN EXCUSE TOO EASY
(8/19/19)


they bitch

they complain

they feel
cheated

they feel
deserted

but they
are out only
a few dollars

deprived
of an expected
service
long ago
taken
for granted

no lives
were lost
after all

they will
simply have
to work
a bit harder

maybe
now
they might
appreciate
the value
that we have
provided
for all
of these
years

telling them
that we are all
out
of our jobs
at the end
of the month

might put
their momentary
distress
in perspective

we could
tell them
this

but instead

“we're sorry
for any
inconvenience

how can
we help you
meet
your goals”