Middle Management

At first my place in the organisation wasn’t entirely clear.
Although there was evidence I was not high up,
I seemed to worry more than was warranted
by a position near the bottom of the list.

I must have been middle management.
I was always upset that the cold hard facts
were against the realisation
of our superiors’ grandiose visions;

I was forever concerned
lest those under me
did not carry out their plans
to the highest possible standard.