Henry – unusual amongst the utilitarian Johns,
Robs, Toms, Daves, Mikes,
not that he was ever called by that name,
somehow the Y had been amputated from his first
an added to his last –
A favourite pastime: disparaging our teachers
the hierarchy of bastards
Drakey said –
Campbell had to be excluded,
was disqualified –
“ he’s honest.
He is a prick. We know he’s a prick,
he knows he’s a prick.
We know he knows he’s a prick.
He knows we know he’s a prick,
he was good to deal with
he didn’t pretend to be anything, except a prick.”