Knee Jerk

<em>Austin Mitchell described the Blair administration as "government by knee jerk". The number of a

My name is Jerk.

Knee Jerk. I bend my leg

and scuttle your nuts

with one hand tied

behind your back. I flex

my flank. I nip your pips until

they're squeaky clean,

until you read

your face in my boots.

Left, right, left, right.

I kneed you

to understand me: you have

your order papers. Wave them, snarling.

Do not desert me, oh my darling.