Any Old Dog

by Steve Mitchell

In the car, on a sticky-hot day, in sticky-hot traffic, Alec and I chat.

We chat about this and we chat about that.

He sees a work truck with a sign,  Any Old Dog Can Do It and complains it’s a terrible company slogan.  I don’t see the truck.  We’ve passed it.

“I think I’ll start a company,” I tell him, “called Mediocre Industries.”

“I wouldn’t do that,” Alec says.  “Don’t quit your job to start a company with that name.”


He’s probably right.


that old dog
too tired to run even
in his sleep


© Steve Mitchell 2014