The mechanics of it

put a man from the motor corps
in charge of the next total war
and we can all have an easy ride.

I want the limo with the drinks cabinet
and a free cabaret to watch on the way
to my death.

make some music to make the time pass
and pass the champagne to fill up my glass
maybe you’ll pray and say for me a Mass
does it matter that I’m not a catholic?
could I trick my way in
to a heaven
or would that be the ultimate sin?

Nobody dies on a good day
except in the Hollywood of
and I blame
Audie Murphy for that.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.