(Pretty Boy emerges from the crowd
and gives a sarcastic curtsy
No, no; greet me as you used to.
Fragile I am not.
Affection is a pressure I can bear.
Oh, but we do have smart execs;
Dick, Jeff and Joe.
So Peter says.
Let’s talk to them,
and you will see.
(Walking through the crowd
to find the three.
Eli speaks first)
Joe, you’re so clean and neat.
Peter takes good care of you.
And Dick. Don’t look sullen, dear. It makes
your eyes go small and piggy…
and your chin look weak.
Jeff, is Phil here yet?
Not yet Pretty Boy.
Don’t call me that.
You know I have a name.
Yes, but we all know you
by your other name.
I don’t have to put up with this;
Tell Peter I will be in my room!
Let’s hope Phil grows up like his CEO… Simon
pure and Simon simple… good, good, Simon.
If I had managed execs for him instead of all those
little girls, I’d still be stuck with being
CEO of la France Inc.
Such, my angels, is the role of sex in history.
(Hearing a boisterous ‘grand entrance’
at the front of the building
That will be Phil.
Dick, do you know where Peter is?
(Dick answers with the sarcasm
seems to run through the entire
strange and extended family)
Upstairs, in one of the guest rooms
with the family whore.
That’s a mean and tawdry way
to talk about your fiancée.
(Joe interrupts – – – )
I bought her, and she is
dear to me and gentle.
He still plans to make Joe CEO?
Of course he does.
My, what a greedy little trinity you are: CEO,
CEO, CEO. Two of you must learn to live with
(Peter, the current CEO, enters
and adds to the conversation)
Ah, but which two?
Let’s deny them all
and we run the corporation
Eyeball to eyeball? Through all eternity?
Ah, my three boys.
The CEO of la France Inc.
and I will shortly
have a tactile conversation,
like two philosophers
searching for the truth.
We’ll state positions, and
I’ll make the first of many offers.
He’ll refuse it, naturally.
I’ll make a better one, and so on
through the holidays until I win.
For the duration of this joyous ritual
you will give, to me your mentor,
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