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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's Personnel [Today's News Poem, October 13, 2010]

It's Personnel [Today's News Poem, October 13, 2010]

Personnel is personless,
Purseful and purposeless—

And never personal. It never

Was about you. Disappear,
Dissipate—manifest

Yourself as stitches or suturing...

You: persona mannequin,
Voodoo of nervousness:

Unspool a while. If the tethering

Is what's burning pockets then
Tighten your money-belt.

Remember: nothing is personal.

"Coming into their final debate of the California governor's race, Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman had a chance to persuade a statewide audience they could turn around the economically troubled state. Instead, their third face-to-face exchange resorted to many of the personal attacks that have dominated the last few weeks of the campaign."
— Samantha Young, AP, 50 minutes ago as of 1:05am PST, 10/13/2010
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39642937/ns/politics/

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4 comments:

dustus said...

You leave us with "Remember: Nothing is personal" in the poem's final lines—a perfect empty phrase many claim, especially in politics where harbored animosity often appears obvious.

PattiKen said...

As I read this, I immediately thought about the callous way people are "downsized" in the corporate world. "Sorry, man. It's nothing personal."

Eric Alder said...

I'm surprised Jerry Brown is still going at it. Interesting One Shot.


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moondustwriter said...

Living in California we are feeling the senselessness of the personnel in politics here. people in other countries laugh that we have actors (and idiots) as government officials

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