I just had to reject an idol of mine.
It wasn’t easy.
It wasn’t pretty.
I had to get on the horn and say
“Bruce, I’m sorry
but I just can’t do it.”
He wasn’t pleased
of course
but I had other things to do
for the day.

I have to admit
it was pretty empowering
to have to look right into the phone
and explain to this boss of men
that I couldn’t accommodate his request.
For a moment
I guess I was kind of his boss.

I’m sure he’ll get over it
but it might be the first time
in some time
that he has not been prioritized.
They can’t all be glory days, I guess.

I better call him back
and tell him I was joking
that I’ll be happy to prune his onions
whatever that may mean.

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