Noughts and crosses

I
don’t know if I’ll get there
and
not sure if I’ll go,
but hope
has to be somewhere
the prophet told me so.

If and when
(the carrot and the stick )
I do
will you
be there before me?

private questions with no answers
dance across my tiring eyes,

more sure of this
the kiss brings life
to marble
statues.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.