A Double Act
Sunday, 05 December 2021 22:24

A Double Act

Published in Poetry

A Double Act

by S. O. Fasrus

'But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them - Louis C K

It's fifteen years later
we're rueing the day
we should have said no
to that Louis CK.

No hint, no suggestion
no nudge nod or wink.
we looked on aghast
did he ask what we think?

His sudden request
caused confusion and stress
we both raised our eyebrows
we both uttered yes.

There were guys in the corridor
two doormen, a clown
coulda yelled 'Come see Louis -
see what's going down!'

Were we too middle class
were we far too polite
should have told him to beat it
Camille Paglia is right:

that our cleaner would say -
'Man you gotta be kidding
I'll phone your wife now
you perverted sh*t pudding!'

But Goodman and Wolov
did a quick double take -
'Hey C K's a jerk off -
is this our big break?'