The twelfth step

When land is out of sight you’d
better know how to swim,

a sawbuck or a fin
would open doors
and
they’d let you in
but you haven’t
got
a dime.

I have time
I can wait
work at half
the normal rate
but
why should I?

I want it all and now
but the problem is
I do care how
I get it.

Conscience and being
conscious of the consequence
of having one
is shit
but
it is what it is.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.