Upbringing was catholic. And Catholic –
two parents. One bed. Zero deviation
adultery an evil,
divorce infinitely more sinful than murder.
Divorce. I didn’t know anyone who was until aged 19….
didn’t know about two homes
about split holidays
Division of property, assets and friends.
Especially friends – whose side are you on?
It was the opposite to divorce. And precisely the same.
A forced amalgamation, of two workplaces
each a mirror of their leader
each expecting to be paramount.
1) Competent, meticulous and unworldly.
2) Utilitarian, empirical and wily.
Streetwise seizes power. Carnivorously.
I am assigned an office in the carcass
three years dead
when I walk down the corridor – whose side are you on?