Poemdog

Dogs 2019

MASTER OF NONE
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"what
do you do?"

they ask

good
question

exist?

survive?

any answer
beyond that
would be a
gross
exaggeration

I have no
apparent
skills

I can't
build anything

I can't
fix anything

I can
buy
a very few
things

barely afford
to have any
repaired
if needed

hardly pay
to have myself
repaired
when necessary

I can tell
that my reply
has disappointed

you expected
so much more

a creator

an innovator

a handyman

or at least
someone
with a minimally
acceptable
level of vocation

I am
none
of those

I have
nothing to offer
but myself

and my
boring gratitude
for this
life

such
as it is