With Immediate Effect
"Hope -- in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- that things will get better." - The New York Times, 6 October 2016
The last work orders were stuffed
cracked. Men, fingers
twisting steel. When the news broke,
they hung their hard hats
and piled into the office.
These arms, a canopy of veins,
roof over the heads
of sons and daughters. Crumbling,
guarded against trespassers
no longer strange. Still,
the cat came in first,
knocked over the stationery holder. Signature.
A tank spilled hydrochloric acid. Skeleton
in front of the executive's door.
Please lock the gate before leaving.
By See Wern HaoQLRS Vol. 16 No. 1 Jan 2017