Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Levels of Incapacity - Jane Williams

Levels of Incapacity

it seems only yesterday
he was free loving his way
around a world open to
suggestion his suggestion
now unexpectedly sixty
the wrong side of a pension
fresh from a triple bypass
he shouldn’t have survived
trying to explain why he prefers
meditation to medication
for the pain he can’t otherwise prove
to the young customer service officer
wearing jeans for genes day
(there’s a brochure on his desk)
smiling rhetoric like the myth
of his own immortality depends on it
gauge your level of incapacity
professional evaluation
here to assist you in any way we can
back into the workforce

Jane Williams

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