Meccano number one

Start life in a pushchair
end up in a wheelchair
that
doesn’t sound fair to me

I’d like a parachute.

but we rise as we fall
keep our eyes
on the ball and
the game plays out as it will.

If life is a ‘Gif’
I wonder if
but then I don’t.

So for me
it’s back to the Weetabix
the Sticklebricks
and plasticine

and taking forty winks in
the time it takes to
take five
because
I have a microwave bed,
(old jokes are the best)

modernity’s killing me
but slowly and in an
old fashioned kind of way.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.