Today they came
to measure everything
to make sure it was long
or short enough.
They wear light suits,
they smile a lot and say
they’re here to help us. Then
they consult their laptops
and tell us everything
appears to be within
acceptable limits although
we might consider shaving off
a centimetre here
and there. They say
the same thing every year.
I wouldn’t mind so much
only no-one seems to care
what (in each case) lies
between the beginning
and the end.


Copyright (c) Sackerson, 2017




One thought on “Scrutiny

  1. This could apply to so many things in my new bungalow – once everything is done I shall not wish to see a man with a laptop again. I mean that both literally and metaphorically.(as I presume you do).

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