4 thoughts on “Declivity

  1. Your poem does a great job of communicating those hollow feelings of rejection and failure. I have only ever been to one job fair and I was an 18 year old so it is fair enough that was not a top pick for anyone. I was mostly frustrated that I had wasted an entire afternoon for zero outcome.

    • I never went to a job fair but I clearly remember the job hunting process I went through in 1979 as I prepared to leave college in 1980. I needed a “grown-up” job since I was on my own, so every interview was very important. This poem came about after I was reading about people attending a job fair, their hopes and fears, and remembering my own job search in light of that.

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