What first greeted me
upon entering that room
were the sad, quiet faces
as we all sat around the table.
Thinking of her,
and what happened
and some of it came out later.
But what was also on my thoughts
was finding out how management
had known about it all day long
as they readily pursued their disturbing calculation
In getting a full day’s work out of us
before breaking the news.
Brad Evans lives in the UK working as a community library assistant. His work has most recently appeared in Studio La Primitive, Northampton Poetry Review, Backlash, and The Journal.