Job is the measure

  "Job,'' by Leon Bonnat.

"Job,'' by Leon Bonnat.

"Wake when dog whimpers; Prick

Finger. Inject insulin.

Glue teeth in.

Smoke cigarette.

Shudder and fret.

Feed old dog. Revise syllabic

 

On self-pity. Get Boston Globe.

Drink coffee. Eat bagel. Read

At nervous speed.

Smoke cigarette.

Never forget to measure oneself against job.''

 -- From "Death Work,'' by Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate and resident of Wilmot, N.H.

  Scroll of the Book of Job.

Scroll of the Book of Job.