Words a Poet Would not Use

I refer to

words a poet would not use

regretfully confirming

our operational needs.

We’ve unpacked your position

with HR’s permission

and appreciate your contributions

over so many years

however moving forward

(I’m sure you’ll understand

you’re an old hand)


we’re offering you

a voluntary redundancy

which will position you well

to further your options.

After twelve weeks from today

there’ll be nothing more to say


Yours sincerely.

Words a manager would not use

“good night, and good luck.”



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