Poem 13

Did you buy your heartbreak in the market
or was the telephone your food of choice
did you listen while you ate your cornflakes
to the liquid in your lovers voice?

I never seem to get the given message
never learnt to read the secret code
cannot find the right words to express it
I carry such a wide and heavy load.

If it’s a re-enactment that you’re seeking
if it’s just revenge that you would like
you’d better stand in line
behind the others
it will be a long, long,
long, long
night.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.