No Hope

This work place was sorely abashed by the most recent storm. And the office, after several rounds of layoffs, is empty except for the few scavengers perched to fight for crumbs.

Once it was a team, but team-mates not let go, have quit or retired. It’s still a game, but it is an individual sport where the players are just in it for themselves.

And ‘the thing with feathers’? Is it ‘…sweetest in the gale…in the chillest land…the strangest sea’? or is it in it for itself too? it asks not for ‘a crumb’, nor gives one.

Quotes and paraphrases from “Hope” by Emily Dickinson.