Frankincense and myrrh


Out of touch
but not so much
that I don’t know
what’s going on.

and I’m being tracked
pony expressed
Apache trailed

( he trails off and remembers)

Embers in a dying fire
sinking as the flames rise higher
difficult to understand
that’s the hand that I’ve been dealt.

Undeniable but unrecognisably so
I know,
the question is
do you?

© 2017, John Smallshaw.