Shellac coating

I was thinking that this is a good time
to
catch up with some friends of mine
unfortunately
they weren’t thinking the same

unlike me
they didn’t have the urge to see
what scandals the clock had
marked on me

a good time?
guessing it’s any time we enjoy.

I enjoy old time,
pre decimal
when dinosaurs were commonplace
and holidays were spent at home.

Christmas?
what yuletide ride on you on?

Christmas has gone mate
sold off to China by
the welfare state

no presents for anyone.

There’s a moral clause
for Santa

dilemma’s are the nemesis
we can
stay indoors, get wired
or
go to work, get fired

I want to be inspired.

Drop me from a B52
you can do it
I
know you can.

Now
I’m
off the beaten track
eaten dinner
can’t go forward
can’t head back
limbo
looms,
which reminds me of the old
cotton mills
on the rolling hills of Lancashire
and the yolk yellow eye of
the fried egg sky
in those Summers
long ago.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.