‘Trading places’

Thinking of getting linked in?
think on,
there are forces at work
that would force you to work
and work’s not all you think
it could be,

now
opting out
is not to be sneezed at,
if you’re pissed off
this option’s for you.

I’m on the fence
between here and hence
flipping a fifty pence coin,

but I’m being inked in
not linked in
just thinking
of things that go bump
in the night.

if there was truth in the truth
of the lies that they told us,
gawd strewth
I’d be linked in right now.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.