The Kiss and the Money
And in the aftermath of the night of the short knives,
delivered from just behind and to the right
– but a little – a Blair minimum – you understand,
we expect, England expects (Scotland expelled)
un-electable liars, demogogues and unholy fools
with strong connection to the smirking class.
No tie required and may your collar not be blue,
you leader of the party of the middle ground.
The trenches to the left and right intersect
and no-man’s land is where the horny-handed lurk,
un-respectable beggars, parasites and be-tattooed fools.
All hail rejection of the working class.
A rose by any other name would smell as sour,
choose well a leader for our less-than-finest hour.