Another Poem to be included in my pamphlet poems: “Work in a Cold Place”

Today I was talking about these poems in the context of my writers’ group and I referred to my pamphlet subject as my Iceland Era, maybe that’s a better name for this collection of poems starring strange characters and strange events. It’s amazing what can happen when you feel your brain practically freezing…

Here is my latest addition to share – the writers in the group were interested and oddly enjoyed it but what do you think?

In Response to a Customer’s Request to Speak to the Manager

The boss isn’t in today.

He’s under specialist training.


That means he’s having his

program renewed before

staff become suspicious.


I think it’s too late.

We all know brain hoovering

is routine management training.


His program consists

of 3000 comments:

I saw the disk one day

when his head popped

open at lunch.


He thought nobody noticed.

Or at least he assumed

we’d all lost our minds 



The 3000 comments program

consists of racist, misogynistic, 

ill informed, rude, remarks 

and quotes.


Head office uses this

as a control.

They have a company

loyalty button which

remains depressed —

as do the staff.




About loveofwords52

I love writing and I'm addicted to reading - I'll read anything and everything but I especially enjoy contemporary writing - always the hope of meeting the living writer.
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