The oldest question –
when and how much should be told.
On an as needed basis?
Just in case?
Russian roulette? – Most times, it’s a blank.
What to do with a problem,
Complicated and additive
(invariably absent problem) + (might be temporary employee)
= discretion best policy
= say nothing.
“They won’t accept that!”
Asparagus is hurled to the floor,
hot self pronounced failure,
rushed exit from the room.
I turn to the others – what have I done?
No one says anything.
The radio is playing ‘I’ve got you Babe’
……“such profound lyrics.”
The conspiracy of knowing pretence
as ubiquitous as backspace
as useful as Photoshop.
“ Yeah…….I’ve always liked that song.”
Four became three
as if ice became water
too unremarkable for comment.
No one ever told me,
I just found out,
like a bird finds out about downdrafts and thermals.
hospital + ECT +weeks off work.
98.95% of the time.