Registers as present

I didn’t want this
never saw it coming
there was never a trailer
the featured failure.

a main attraction
is the smallest fraction of
the biggest sum
split into two
the sons of a gun.

but perish the thought
if you think that I’ve bought
a ticked box of fancy,
she wouldn’t let me
and I didn’t complain.

with a push and a shove
encouraged by love
life moves on.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.