“Employees laid off weeks after returning to work” (Dick Whyte)

..

..

more layoffs
a stray cat drinks
from the gutter

..

..

..

Headlines:

“Employees laid off weeks after returning to work” (NZ Herald)

..

Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

..

..

^ 2 Comments...

  1. Laurence Stacey

    This juxtaposition here is just perfect! The stray cat is “doing what it’s gotta do” like many of us who have lost our jobs. That image also implies how desperate things have gotten in our economy. Beautiful poem!

  2. Dick Whyte

    Thanks Laurence!! You nailed it.

) Your Reply...