The highest honour the state can bestow –
to whom should such a treasure go?
Shall a standout planter of spuds or cotton
be lionised and not forgotten?
No, such a choice would not quite do
the machinery would not ring true
a capitalist list needs symbolism
representing the future of capitalism
a mad old dried up parasite
gorged on workers’ blood and full of shite
is the obvious ticket to fit this bill,
hold your nose,
and pass the gong to Phil
– Don Franks