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Poem: A letter of dismissal

UNIVERSITY POST POETRY - If the world was poetry, this is what staff could have looked forward to. University of Copenhagen announces layoffs

Dear employee of expendable education
We regret to inform you of your early abdication

Wish you good luck with what is to come
We deemed your person too substantial a sum

The uncertainty of your future will not go to waste
To start life again just hit ‘copy and paste’

We ensure that a large number of students
Will become a mass of profitable humans

Knowledge is relative, our savings are not
And the joint benefits should not be forgot

No nation was ever built on education
We read that in some likely calculation

Quality, quantity – what is the difference
When we collectively thrive on common ignorance?

We do apologise for your premature dismissal
But we had to make political stupidity official

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