Decapitated Head of Household
Laid off work force reduction
doesn’t sound as true as this
decapitated single head of household
looking at her head in her hand
wondering how it got there
and how to stem the blood flow
running out when nothing comes back.
She is asking, who was I anyway
in all the heaving struggle of the days
that ended abruptly without a clue
in this mystery web of commerce
without a net below to slow the fall
searching through the dark days
with nimble hands – for her head.
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