— To Derrick Jr, Trinidad, Shoe Maniac, Pam Lee,E-Jaye, Tall Guy and Freddie Mercury —
Do you remember the look on
Winston’s face, when
For the first time he meets Julia,
After being fagged by O’ Brian?
Cos, I remember that face
And that act is called screwing up (big time).
It is not the minted out nail it is meant to serve;
When the System’s at a risk of knowing too much.
And of examination result boards, my friend(s),
That, is the primary moral story.
You got the rest of your life to meditate by,
As mediocre cunts puff clouds in the sky.
And, perchance, through those clouds
If you see Thusitha Heaven’s maidenhood,
It means that you ain’t gonna grow up; or,
That you still may have a chance where you can do good.
And when you look her in the eyes
And you see the industriousness, the dexterity
Of that pet(ty) ambition and hollow moral core,
Be known, friend, the moral victory is in letting go.