This is a poem I wrote lying in a hammock, under a coconut tree, by a lagoon, in The Cook Islands. I tell you I work better in the sunshine.
Have you ever found yourself wanting to be Flash Gordon?
Not in essence super
just really well co-ordinated
like a swim-coach
who made the most of quite an ordinary name
simply adding such a prefix as to suggest
we could rise above playground subculture
your own personal Ming
oh flash, loving love comes
as easy as humility amid your success in team sports
what did you have to go through?
Teach us Flash, Prefix us
The Honour of Being John?
You are a beacon for the vocations
The Gordon School of creative naps
Rigorous retrospection into the development of balance
and yoga, Flash definitely does yoga