What does it take?

It is a week since the horrendous fire in Grenfell Tower. Hopefully a defining moment that will signal the end of the drive towards deregulation and profit before compassion and human dignity.

Gill works in London and her office was on the edge of the cordon, the view from her window overlooks the remains of Grenfell Tower. So I felt compelled to write this below:

A Day at the Office

Gill went to the office yesterday

Bright start, sunny walk

Suppressed growl

Acrid stench, pervades

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Emails. phone calls

System reviews, petty concerns

Smoking façade, sordid collusion

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Polka Dots, Guardsmen, Terriers

Shipments, Stock, SKU’s

Aesthetic Composite Cladding

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Top down, bottom up planning

Frivolous functionality

Bonfire of regulations, ripping up red tape, profit chased

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Order To Cash workshop

Muddled thinking

Self regulation,  Vacuum of Accountability

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Sales and Operations Planning

Video Conference

Facebook Live, choked, smoked filled room

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Pointless meetings

Disappointing sales

Poverty Trap, Burning Pyre, Gross Inequalities

 

Gill went to the office yesterday

Stared out the window

Seventy metre charred skull

A hundred blackened hollowed eyes, unblinking

© Colin Reynolds 15/6/17

 

 

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