Brown envelopes are very scary.
Some are thin and some are fat.
Approach with caution and be wary
as you lift them from the mat.
They are sent by faceless workers
from some buildings in the north
making out that you are shirkers;
they say your pleadings have no worth.
You open them with trepidation.
Are their findings yay or nay?
Have they skewed their observations?
Can you afford to eat today?
Brown envelopes create a feeling
in your gut and in your head.
Will they relieve or send you reeling
in denial to your bed?