by flammeusgladius

The Promotion



(for Delia Bisconer)



Rejoice, folks: Delia has been promoted
to herself! She will have to pass no more
as “New Team Member.” If I could have voted,
this elevation would have come before–
for Delia, I know, has things in store
which her employers cannot hope to guess.
She has a fund of unexpected lore.
She contradicts all dour contrariness.
To Delia, O losers, just say yes–
and you will find you cannot help but win.
You doubt — but she will triumph nonetheless.
Conquer the world? She can’t wait to begin.
I’ve said too much, as if with whiskey loaded.
The sober truth, though: Delia’s been promoted!



–Tom Riley