Drums fingers

Before the massacre
I have to think about
my answer
and
wonder
if or when
I’m taken prisoner
would I worry then.

And the hostage
who would pay
the ransom?
who
would free the
holy man?

If the end is to be seen
the bishop takes the queen
the king, the rook,
what the fuk’s it all been for?

I think about the door
nothing more than that.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.