If I Am Vague

by Philip F De Pinto

If I am vague
It is because all the details
Of our affair
Are neither here nor there
If not completely lost in the mails

Which suits me fine
In the interim
As I would not have any line
I hand you
Be other than in the rough

And so all I want to say
Is that I quit my job today
The job of pleasing you
Which was tough
The toughest I've ever had

A job which I created from scratch
In which I served both
As employer and employee

Rather than fire myself
Which I have done
Myriad times before
Only to rehire myself again and again
As pleasing you
Was such an essential part of me

Which is a metaphor
Employer and employee
Cannot ignore

Canned myself
Only to re hire myself
Given I was the only employee
And the only one who would work
For such a pittance of wages
As I was willing to pay myself

And so
Who will work
If I don't?

Who will be the boss
If I am not?

To boss in me the vagaries
Most in need of pleasing you
Into becoming less quirky?


Posted on 11/21/2015
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