Poemdog

Dogs 2019

STEP OUTSIDE
(4/5/19)


the anxiety

the pressure

the hopelessness
of sitting
at this desk

in this
office

of a struggling
business

is a little
much
at times

there seems
no answer

no solution

no rationalization
to our dilemmas

we are
failing

and soon
shall all
be out
of work

at times
the only thing
to do

is stand
up

get out

walk
the parking
lot

see
the sky

feel
the sun

the breeze

assess
the impermanent
structures

the tiny
machinations
of man

realize
the mirage
of this
existance

and fight
this assumed
situational
stress

suddenly
I relax

nothing
that I can do
there inside
is of any
significance
whatsoever

a few
minutes
out
in the elements

are more
important
than the 6o plus
hours a week
at my job

outdoors
I return
briefly
to my nature

to my true
fate

I turn
back
toward
the building

knowing
that this
sublime reality
always
awaits

at the end
of business

at
the end
of day

at
the end
of times