Poemdog

Dogs 2019

BUSINESS CLASS
(10/3/19)


I sit
amongst
them
at the
airport

all
talking

texting

typing

great
matters
of import

I see
them

I hear
them

but I
don’t
understand
them

I only
pretend
to play
the game
on some summary
surface level

they live
this shit

I’m impressed

I really
am

a lot
of intellectual
lean tissue
is burned
in the process

they seem
much smarter
than I

and they
seem
to really care
about what
they do

I am sure
that some
are only concerned
about putting on
a good front

but I
don’t even
have the energy
for that

all
of this activity
that causes
me
to be
so apathetic

is also
the activity
that allows
me
to be so
apathetic

to underperform

to exist
parenthetically
upon the periphery
of society

to hide
the fact
that I’d rather
be reading
an old book
instead