Poemdog

Dogs 2020

Disemployed
(9/2/2020)


today
is the last
day
of a contract
assignment

an assignment
that lasted
almost
a year

it was
beginning
to feel
a full time
job

soon
to be
no time

no pay

just in
time
for Labor Day

I’m not
exactly
laid off

and I’d
feel stupid
filing
for unemployment

I’ll simply
exist within
a gray area

within my
gray hair

not enough
money
to retire

not enough
inclination
to retrain

I am
here
as I
am

a temporary
amalgamation
of dust

awaiting
my next
purpose

possibly
to sleep in

for at least
tomorrow
morning