Kafka And A Fly

My boss said I was brave to write poems
Brave!
Me!
That's what he said
And quoted Kafka
Brave as Kafka, said he

Is it brave to use a pseudonym, what?
To state my name would be brave
Yes, but
Your true self is in every poem
Revealed
Even in fantasy
Or lie
Brave untruths tell more than a name
Bravery is in the story, see

Write of a fly
And you are the fly
Revealed
The truth
In lies
Picasso's bull in words

I am brave enough to write poems
Therefore, brave enough for management, si?

He quoted Kafka and gave me the job
Because I write poems
Because I am brave
Because of Kafka and a fly