I lost my job today
And no-one cares
They shrug and turn away
With smug indifference.
You’ll get over it, they neigh
Accept your Voluntary Severance,
You know there’s nothing left called
It’s nothing personal, they say
Just Good Business Sense, they say.
As if Negotiated Departure
Is for the Greater Common Good
And the thought of it should warm me
In the dark night of my melancholy