Carefully structured

The organization structure is carefully built. There are special slots for the favoured ones, deliberate spaces between some so that the connections are not too obvious.

They need to control it from all sides – ensuring that followers stay on a predetermined path, managing dissent, building intelligence networks to know what’s happening on the ground. Management education is not complete, till one has mastered the techniques.

The new recruit learns soon that navigation, manoeuvring, manipulation and conspiracy all mean the same thing. The smugness gives way to despair, as he sees heads popping out of white spaces. Nobody taught him how to manage invisible forces.

spring seems eternal
it’s not time for winter yet
-unexpected snow?

14 thoughts on “Carefully structured

  1. Your ekphrastic haibun has a touch of science fiction, Reena, although it has both feet planted in our current reality, with ‘special slots for the favoured ones, deliberate spaces between some so that the connections are not too obvious’. The ‘intelligence networks to know what’s happening on the ground’ are particularly worrying, as are the invisible forces. This spring does seem eternal – and who knows what will happen next!

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