kangaroo court

every few days
there was new tech to learn
I couldn’t keep up
it’s true

they would roll their eyes
when I asked for help
apparently now
it was a sign of weakness

words meant
whatever suited them
I hadn’t “delivered”
because they didn’t use
what I gave

denounced
in their kangaroo court
a coach and horses
driven through
their veneer
of “fairness”

soon it was playground tactics
I was sent to Coventry
then drummed out of the regiment
by a man
I called friend