The 03:23

Open hostility and a siege mentality
when oxymorons rule.

Some minds will always play in
other people’s hands.

I’m breaking through the barriers of
camera flash and Chelsea tractors
but somewhere at the back of me
the front line moves up steadily.

I won’t sleep again this night
that’s right
I won’t sleep again this night.

Cooling down my cup of tea
and that is my priority at
ten past three.

a siege mentality
open hostility
what’s any of this
got to do with an
ordered society?

© 2017, John Smallshaw.