Poetry

Elisabeth Wentworth: Two poems

Modern Management   No-one gets fired these days We are managed out. No speeches, no pink slips Just a mute, vicious, confusing shift That eats our confidence like acid. Do it for long enough And we will propel ourselves Out the door.   A sudden withdrawal of inclusion. A substitution of low-grade tasks For the work we once took pride in. A small, sharp prodding at our insecurities. If we already have wounds So much the better. Depression quite often leads To resignation.   They tend to do it ahead of time, Before the entitlements are earned. It reduces the…

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