When you throw down a little skinny,
it will sometimes take an enemy a little time to work out
you suddenly discovered they never were your friend.
And when nice words end their pretty parade
and any chance of falling into bed with the enemy who spent
your lifetime proclaiming how really, truly, broadly
they were up there, on top of it all, as the tenderest loving care
of the very best sort (but how ought and bought they really
were then!), you’re now so very cool when you realise
how cruel they were then and are able now : how unremittingly
and flatly undemocratic the whole goddamn lot have become.