Non-Executive Directors

Corporate boards have some of the various chiefs,
the executive functionaries, administration profs,
holding court over operations and the opacities
that end up in value and numbers and continuity.

There are also non-executive directors in the governing
body: those who have become professional ghosts, 
apparitions with a vote and the ectoplasmic ability
to whisper questions and get some kind of answer.

These are autonomic reaction forces,
paramilitary responses with a personal culture
emerging and Rorschaching 
across the oak table and low swivel chairs. 

It's like the forces of civilization, of the individual:
non-executive functionaries bubbling up with directives,
dutifully responsive to blobs as they see them
with their inexplicable hold on everything we are.

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