Fifteen percent

The thing is
one never knows
what’s around the
next bend in the road.

I kissed a frog once and
it turned into a toad,
but that’s beside the point.

If I had second sight in my
third eye
I’d at least try to see
around each corner before
I got to it.

I got the ‘Gun that shoots around corners’
which was a krap toy to get for Christmas,
especially when I wanted a chemistry set,
but you get what you get and
that’s beside the point too.

In fact most things are beside the point
when you don’t really care
and you don’t know what’s there
waiting for you.

That though might be the point,
the feeling that you’re never really certain
about anything except death and to be frank
we can no longer be certain of that
because if they can find a way to keep us in
harness
they would have us live forever
and that would never do.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.