Poemdog

Dogs 2019

MARGINAL SUCCESS
(7/12/19)


after
five weeks
of record setting
revenue futility

to have
one
good day

to pay
24 hours' worth
of bills

makes us
almost a bit
euphoric

we can
breath

unclench
our sphincters
for a
change

not go
home
in a cold
sweat
of worry

oh
we're still
behind
for the week

for the
month

for the
year

but we
have
just a sliver
of hope
for the
first time
this summer

if every
day
for the rest
of the year
were this good

we could
almost
break even

call it
a wash

look
forward
to a bigger

a better

2020

instead
of closing
the doors
for good
on December
31st

starting
over again
with another
company

maybe
in another
city

another
state

somewhere
where the daily
crunch
to make
ends meet

wouldn't
crush
our souls

Monday
might be
a continuation
of our good
luck

Monday
has to be
a continuation
of our good
luck

because
all of our
planning

all of our
efforts

are not
doing
the trick

we seem
at the mercy
of karma

kismet

we sprinkle
chicken's blood
upon the daily
reports

set them
ablaze

and say
the magic
words