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Downsized Poem


         ByDavid Michael Jackson

downsized

I hear voicesoutside my cubicle.
They are talking work.
They have no worktalk forme
for I am beingdownsized .
I was big,
I was busy,
I was useful.
Now I am small
for I am beingdownsized.
  I have almostnothing to do
.......I hear peoplepassingby my
cubicle...
  I recognize theirvoices
and say to myself..."That'sso and
so. They are keepingthem.
They areworthwhile."
I hear them talking
about work......
I am
jealous!
Oh I was so big.
I carried thecompany's future
on my broad
shoulders.
I walked with othergiants
and spoke of 12 hourdaysand
reports to evenbigger giants,
now long
gone.
  There's no
telling how long itwill takeme
 to get enoughself-confidence
 to get
another job.
  I may have hadsomeonce.
 andself-respect,
so long ago, I
don't remember anymore.

So let's go!
Downsize my ass
and get me
out
of here.
(Get yourself out ofhereyou fool)
How did you come tothis,
a downsized fool ina downsizedcubicle
in a downsized world

 

Copyright © 1998 by David Michael Jackson,Originally published at Motherbird.com

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