Dunedin writer Victor resumes his Sunday odes to public figures. Today: Mike Hosking

The Hosky and Cindy Show

I want you on my show.

And then I do not.

I’ve fired you again.

You’ve had your shot.

You cancelled yourself.

You’re on the shelf.

But now you’re back on.

Until you are gone.

A shadow of regret

haunts my heart yet;

parting is sweet sorrow.

At least until tomorrow.

Victor Billot has previously been moved to write odes for such New Zealand luminaries as Christopher Luxon, Jami-Lee Ross and Garrick Tremain.

*Made with the support of Creative New Zealand*

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