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Dogs 2019

LYSOL INC
(8/27/19)


the sensation
is a bit
eerie

walking through
these empty
offices

alone

the last
employee
standing

always
a small
family owned
firm

probably
no more
than a dozen
and a half
in the salad
days

still
with only
one

the absence
is evident

now
most all
of the furniture
is gone
as well

dust

mold

carpet stains

dead insect
carcasses

all marking
the former
layout
of the accoutrements

I’ve hosed
the place
down
with disinfectant

not a particulary
pleasant smell

but a bit
more comforting
than the mustiness
that remains

remaining
much
as do I

long past
our times