Overtime Plumber by Jnana Hodson
After I’ve been boss in many small ways,
she insists I’m a Gopher hayseed. Not another fat chance.
He remembers I’m rarely lucky but typically cranky.
Some kind of hick, though I explore. Sometimes
when I’m not in demand, I’ve been cuddly.
And after I’ve been conniving, I’m not hard
but easy to reach as a godfather fixing a toilet.
Still, I walk away, to prove I’m no garden statue.
Besides, everyone knows
I seldom return phone calls.