Arlyn

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SPECIAL INTERESTS
HOT NEGOTIATIONS

The firefighters marched
behind their bag-pipe band
We joined in at the end of the line
chatted with the men
in black suits
that had just come out from negotiations
on their contract
"Not going well,"
they confided
“That Man told us
we’re not firefighters for the money,
we’re here for altruistic reasons.”

That’s some negotiating tactic
“That Man” knows if his house were on fire
the firefighters would be there
even though they cannot afford
to live in his neighborhood
They would be valiant
They’re firefighters
But I hardly think
he should use that
against them

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Copyright 2005 Arlyn Serber