Scheme D

Taking a stab at it
but
breaking a bad habit
isn’t so easy.

If I carry on it’s ten to one it’ll
finish me and if I cease?
will that give me peace of mind?

I talked about the rock and roll of
the tortured soul to myself in the mirror last night,
I tried to see the morning and how things might be,
taking direction from the reflection I saw
sent me off on a journey
ultimately to find me
waiting.

They say that ‘you can’t hurry love’
and I think that’s as true as you can’t hurry
you when it’s me in the reflection.

‘Me and Mr’s Jones?
yes
we make no bones about it
sometimes a bad habit
is good.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.