Abdication of the Budget Czar 

Who guards collection funds we know. 
Tom Wright is abdicating though,
No longer to watch our spending here 
Nor keep an eye on budget flow.   

When from the balance sheet we veer, 
No longer will he keep us austere,  
Nor tell us what we must forsake 
Until the end of fiscal year.   

Tom will give himself a break 
To exit for retirement’s sake
As he ignores inflation’s creep
O’er funds that founder in his wake.   

Retirement’s lovely, dazzling, deep, 
But we have fund codes we must bleep,  
And promises to buy things cheap,  
And promises to buy things cheap.

- Dick Hacken, 2015
   with apologies to Robert Frost