You preen your knowledge in avian displays,
flaunt your extra years, the places you have been,
all gendered superiority. You couch advice
with such sweet terms, commands for the honey,
untroubled when your suggestions provoke susurrations.
With each look , each word you axe another shoot
off my tree, off his tree. Because an employee
is a company’s most valued asset.
Just not its roots, heartwood nor crown.