September 6, 2010


My gal said
it was because
of my youth
of my health,
of my long life ahead.
I could tell
they hated me
because of my long hair
and their crew cuts,
my carefree hippie ways
and them buried by bills.

Most of them had seen service
in World War II or Korea
and they cheered at world unrest
that might reach my high draft number.

Those old guys hated me more,
if that was even possible, with all
their angst and venom boiling over,
when I was crowned their boss.

- By Anthony Buccino
From CANNED - Booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, hired, jobless, laid off, let go, out of work, out-sourced, pink-slipped, terminated, sacked, unemployed
Copyright © 2010 by Anthony Buccino

1 comment:

Susan Cross said...

And now we are the old guys with the younger bosses getting laid off or pushed into early retirement. It's a cycle. Good thing jealousy's not in my nature.