The big house

They nail them
and jail them
and tell them
‘go work’
and
fight fires for the system
that systematically abused you
and you’ve got no say
now
you’re put away and you’ll
do as you’re told.

cons in the pen
is that prose?
but
they don’t write rehearsals
seeing only
lost fortunes and what
are
reversals anyway?
something or someone
forgotten and
put away.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.