A lousy raise communicated by e-mail: that was my inspiration for Big Tent Poetry's weekly prompt. The assignment: to borrow words from whatever struck us at any given moment – finding words from our everyday lives – even if it meant stealing the words of others.
At least "the impersonal nature of this e-mail" ... a great line that wouldn't fit into my fib poem ... was rich with inspiration. All words straight from the boss's e-mail; just shuffled up a bit. :-) The spirit remains the same.
For hard work
Your new salary
I am sorry you will see it.