It could always be real

Jumping hurdles
as if we’re in a steeplechase
but this is not a race
there are no prizes
although
there are surprises
life
really does
take the biscuit.

My hand’s in the cookie jar
not very far
if life can get some
so can I.

hey
you have to try or
what’s the point?

© 2018, John Smallshaw.