The lucky dip

Ancestry is what moves us into the future and is also a part of our present existence and history,
at times it mocks me, but usually unlocks me and allows me into a past which then allows me to see my ancestry.

If not for them
what should I be?
still
crawling out from
an ancient sea
( see age of the sea for
its ancestry)

Not that I knew many
and they wouldn’t have known me
but
they were there to set me free,

may the gods bless ancestry.

presently
when the clock chimes the time
I will in all likelihood join
the ancestral line

a line in which there’s no
jumping the queue
and that’ll make a nice change
because most people do.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.