In charge of: Absolutely Nothing

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Absolutely Nothing
(for Mike)

He is in charge of absolutely nothing
but takes his job very seriously.

He has grown his beard specially,
combed his hair and ironed his shirt;

he strikes an important pose
behind the empty podium

ready to comment or make judgement
but there is nothing left to say

and no-one there to say it to.
He is absolutely in charge

and nothing has changed.
Ab-so-lute-ly nothing.

© Rupert M Loydell

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