Marked Down

Marked Down

A Poem by Pete


Let go.
Fired.
Laid off.
Canned.
Downsized.
Reduction in force.
Outsourced.
Out in the cold.
Golden-para'shoot'ed without the gold.
Adios amigo.
Sayonara with no marinara.

Defective.
Second hand.
Pushed aside.
Idle.
Collecting dust.
Packed in ice.
Mothballed.
Shelved.
Marked down.
Clearance aisle.
Bargain basement.
Where's the humanity?

Too old.
Too expensive.
Too white.
Too sorry.
Too bad ...

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© 2017 Pete



Author's Note

Pete
I don't think this is funny at all and sympathize. I deal with it the only way in which I know - writing. Better to create than cry ...

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Pete
Pete

Boston, MA



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