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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Times Are Tough All Over

A recent study reported that those in the Arts - writers, dancers, musicians, and artists - have been hardest hit by the recession.

To: Bill Wordsworth
Poetry Dept

Mr. Wordsworth:

It is with deep regret we inform that your services in the poetry department will no longer be needed.  This decision was made on purely economic grounds and does not reflect the fine service you have done for our company, but revenue shortfalls have required us to reduce our staff.  Some on the board even questioned the necessity of having a poetry department at Haliburton in the first place.  Your service in writing verse to commemorate the joys, the sorrows, the transient glories of our little industry will always be appreciated.  One of your haikus in particular stands out for me, I hope reading it reprinted here brings you solace at this time:

First azure, then black.
Tar streaks on waves, rise and fall.
Dinosaur revenge.

Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors,

David Lesar

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