Turning pages

A story that ends so to start and begin
well I’ve been in one of them
ended to start again
got on the bottom rung again
begun again

I’m
starting to sound like
old Michael Finnegan

so I’ll begin again.

in the terrible automatic of space
spinning out
spinning back
and only to face
that which had been
and I’ve been in one of them
but then again
the story goes on
and so long as I’m breathing
I’m writing it.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.