Poemdog

Dogs 2019

RESUMING THE RESUME
(8/28/19)


20 years

I checked

20 years
since I last
sent a résumé
to anyone

the text
stays surprisingly
fairly much
same

one end
date
of recent
origin

a new
address

a different
phone

flipping
from old
to new
yields very little
shift
in the characters

not much
documented activity
to show
for two decades
of occupational

of educational
living

maybe
that is some
left-handed compliment
to consistency

perhaps
a nod
to apathy

I’m not
sure
how impressed
a potential employer
would be
with the presentation

I could
create

I could
fudge

I could
lie

who would
know?

eventually
everyone

still
my credentials
seem to lack
a little punch

I think
that I’ll opt
for colored paper
this time
around

instead