Exorcism

Now
it gets exciting
someone
turned out the light
and let the night in
and it’s
backs to the wall
as the shadows
fall
from the rafters.

You must be fuckin’ insane
if you drop in again
out of choice
but
there’s a voice in my brain
saying,
what’s wrong with insane
because we’re all a little
bit mad.

I’m mad that it’s Thursday
not Friday and why?

I decay
one second a day
I decay

a petal an hour falls
from this flower
twenty four petals a day
I decay.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.