The market said,
We don’t need you anymore you,
At least not the way
We said before.
We need you this way now,
Over here, doing this.
Don’t worry about that other stuff.
It doesn’t concern you.
It’s gone now.
Don’t look at it or remember it or
Try to carry those skills over to where
The market will place you next.
We don’t need that expertise anymore.
We don’t need you like that.
We don’t need that you anymore.
We don’t need anymore of that
Labor we advised you to go school for
And trained you for thereafter.
Ignore those long days and fraught nightsWhere you knew if you failed,
That was it, out on your ass.
Try something else, maybe.
The market said we don’t need you
Doing that anymore. There is no
That anymore, understand? Don’t ask why.
You wouldn’t get it so please don’t ask
About the lifestyle we guaranteed.
That’s gone now too. And those little things
You wanted to buy to make you feel
Like you fit in with the market,
Forget about those too.
New things will be included
In some kind of payment plan later.
Check your email, your new email,
Not that old work email.
That’s gone now too.
If you’re feeling confused or
Angry or betrayed,
The market asked us to tell you
To focus on this:
If the future we promised you
Never came to be,
Is it really even gone?