Monday, 2 May 2022

Government Guidelines: Demotion

by Nick Gisburne

Your numbers are intolerably low,
Percentage points, at least, beneath the norm.
Covert surveillance diagnostics show
A mental state too passive to perform.
Compulsory controls will be deployed,
Indoctrination protocols enhanced,
A mandatory deprivation droid
Implanted as your frontal lobe is lanced.
Your function is to serve the state, as planned.
Efficiency. Obedience. The two
Inviolable doctrines we demand
Are threatened by defectives such as you.
    The penalty for failure must be paid:
    Demotion, to a disappointing grade.