It Isn’t Personal. It’s Business

by Gary Hardaway


It matters to you
so it matters to me
because you pay
for it to matter to me.

Executive Decisions

You bought the magic beans offered
by consultants and software vendors
and still-- no vine work up to realms
of gold and singing harps. You have
but a few handfuls of shriveled beans
and a field choked by virulent vines.


A dozen assholes in a boardroom
can decide an action
that will fuck the rest of us over
to their benefit
in the time it takes a cup of coffee to cool.