Militant Thistles

polemical poetry to prickle the politics of "permanent austerity"

atos Poor Doors Sheriff Stars spikes

thistles stretch their prickly arms afar

Black Triangle bedroom tax Disrupt and Upset

Susan Evans

Fit for the Future



So who then, will be delivering our jobs if we’re all redundant, we ask?

Your jobs will not exist, after restructure, says manager with bullshit task.

So what is the plan for our client caseloads, if our jobs no longer exist?

New roles will be created, for which you can all apply, the manager insists.

So how then, will these new roles differ from our existing roles and why?

It’s about being fit for the future  it’s all in the packs! His rehearsed reply...

(wonder how much the glossy, corporate spin has cost to supply... )

Scan pack and spot the obvious lies: cut in salary, yet more responsibility

legitimised by wanky new job titles  ensures our mental health charity is

fit for his future, at least...

Susan Evans is a Brighton-based performance poet from North East London, with a background in third sector, health & social care. Straddling stage and page, her work has featured in a number of publications; in print and online, including: The Fat Damsel, The Jawline Review, I am not a silent poet, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Proletarian Poetry, Prole, Nutshells & Nuggets and The Stare’s Nest, among others. You can find her here: