## Saturday, 1 November 2014

### Line Manager

He tells you about his sense of humour
and how often he is crazy when at home
(amaretto sours)

then he turns to the procedure
coming to the necessary page
without effort
as if it were
waiting for him

and the lights flicker and still

That there must pass
for a smile

1. I'm with you, Red.

2. Brilliant bit of work this. The thought hit -- composed at Work?

The administered world must be such a layered place -- thinking of Dante's. (The bar down the street?)

It's true I think that a strict attention to the beverages (possibly homeopathic) comes with the training of any proper line manager.

3. Thank you, gentlemen.

Yes, Tom. You were on the nail.

This man must have graduated with homours.