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GRAHAM ROWLANDS


In actual fact


You economically rationalise
you rationalise
you downsize, you outsource
you go offshore
to outsource
you globalise
& just when
you're lean & mean
you say
In actual fact
because someone else
has said
In actual fact
when in fact
In fact
will do.
Actually
old boy, old chap
if there were anything more
to actual
than the pretentious
the presumptuous &
possibly the preposterous
actual would actually
point to facts
past, present or future facts
anything at all factual
whereas
in fact
In fact
ceased to be
factual long ago
having nothing to do
with facts now
it has become
a downsized
Moreover.