Napoem4 – Next Scene

This is a follow-up of my poem, Fragment of an Unfinished Play, posted today at Fit to Work, Poets Against ATOS

The Next Scene

we return to the room
on the second floor,

the window, replaced
by a door.

An official sits at a table
with a questionnaire and a woman
who has learning disabilities.

It is simple arithmetic – the government
has met its goal – 20% reduction
in disability benefits. My corporate boss
requires 36% increase in revenue.
The solution?

She shakes her head, searches his face
for answers, suggests
she just go.

Wrong answer!

A bitter pill,
disguised as a petit four
materializes on the table.

There are two exits from this room:
the one you eat
and that door.

She opens the door and
notices there are no stairs.

Yes. That’s our running joke.

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