the new manager is here
respects not our constitution
no appointment letter but
but just a Birth Certificate is
all he has to his name
dictator, doesn’t even smile
except, of course,
when he takes a nap

all fed and clean
exhibiting signs of fatigue even
when it’s us that did all the running
he wails at us, doesn’t talk
and we all scamper and run
trying to please
the new manager
toothless should be harmless
yet it’s either
his will be done or none at all
he’s changed our world and
rhythm of life
nothing runs the same around here
it’s cuddles, kisses
sweet bundle of joy
I ponder as I watch him sleep

©Alexandra Kukunda 2015


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