those were the days, my friends,
I thought they’d never end!

23 Jan 2016 – The Poor, Dumb Bastard

The poor, dumb bastard,
weeping at his cluttered desk.
His wife is leaving,
taking with her all his skill
at being human.

The poor, dumb bastard!
Code drop now six weeks away –
code isn’t ready.
Hopes the boss lets him attend
the final hearing.

The poor, dumb bastard!
Once the code’s done there’s no need
for them to keep him.
She, and they, see things the same.
Now he does, also.