Saturday, 19 March 2011


Underwriting is not exciting.
Underwriting is exacting.

Calculating risk
with the precision necessary
to allow a person to
do what they
want or need to do.

If they were not underwritten,
their more limited lives
might be wrecked
by overwhelming consequences
from an unforeseen event.

An underwriter is not driven by testosterone.
Underwriters do not hone reflexes
with an adrenalin fix.

The data of a lifetime of claims
The judgement of a reasoning mind.
The quality of a professional hand
The premium.

Quality is unlawful now,
e-quality is enacted.
Under the writing of the judges
I am retired
and it is to them
the future is ensured.

© Malcolm Saunders (Malpoet)

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