The white men in suits fucked up
the whole Scooby Doo ending
in an episode that’d lasted decades,
unmasking victims rather than culprit.
He’d never bothered wearing a mask
till he was buried. Afterwards the suits
might be heard muttering remorsefully
into their swirling Chardonnay
We’d have gotten away with it too
if it wasn’t for those grown-up kids
from retirement villas in Tuscany.
Jonathan Taylor is an author, editor, critic and lecturer. His books include the novel Melissa (Salt, 2015), and the poetry collection Musicolepsy (Shoestring, 2013). His website is www.jonathanptaylor.co.uk.