Four of diamonds

Back on the treadmill
willpower
hour after hour
I
ache take a pill
back on the treadmill.

realising I’m a hamster with a fetish
for the ‘mill
I take another pill and store it in my cheek
for next week.

It feels like I’m going under
being taken over by some
unseen force
but
I will surface

that’s a dot on the cards.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.