Sergei Skripal turns out to have been
Christopher Steele’s associate.
During the presidential elections,
They had worked together on a dossier
Laced with detrimental footage
Russian operatives allegedly
Had to dish on Donald Trump.
Steele was MI6. An adept officer,
Under diplomatic cover, he was operant
In Russia and in Paris, and at the FO.
After he quit the service, though
A pillar of that secretive establishment,
He supplied the FBI with evidence
Of bribery at FIFA: sterling work
On international soccer that lent credence
To his material on Trump’s entanglements.
Colourful these. Trump hiring prostitutes
To piss on a bed that Barack
And Michelle were said to have slept in
In the Moscow Ritz Carlton.
This poem is now included in my non-fiction novel Consciousness (with Mutilation)
Now published by Odd Volumes, at the Fortnightly Review, Les Brouzils, France