Keystone

Sirens vie with the church bells
criminals and Cistercians
locked in their cells.

it’s not for me
I like being free
or the illusion of
being
which they allow.

taking a bow or a vow
or a trip
‘up the river’
sends a shiver down
my spine

but we all do time
and
time does for us all
in the end

© 2017, John Smallshaw.