Behind great men are
Children choking on jellies
Dirty fingernails, bags of washing
Alcoholic fumes, extensive repression,
Cook books, a guide to Hanoi,
Stroke mags, maternal complication,
Women with male names, fridges of French mustard,
Boxes of aspirin, confused body clocks,
Auditory commands, aspirations of grandiose proportions:
‘I’ll K.O Iron Mike.’
‘Cheryl would fuck me.’
‘French is easy.’
Great men have twisted and serious addictions to
Rum and Raisin Ice Cream,
Double Cheeseburgers and Bourbon.
Bouts of silence and gambling.
Great men are often found in single rooms or
Great men need great women
But where are they?