‘The age of reason’

These are the blackouts
they don’t want you to talk about
when your mind goes on walkabout
and you wake in a stupor,

one of my aunts went gaga
la la
la
but we didn’t mind that her
mind had gone,
for us it was the way of things
going on.

Better yet when we blackout to forget
if we don’t have a mind to remember.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.