An Easy Tool

No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use . . .
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
T. S. Eliot