Medicine shows

Those who would peer
into baubles and see a
future that couldn’t exist,

how I missed the charlatan
also
the kosher kebab and the kaftan.

I won’t complain about the rain
it might just stop a war,
ha, you think,
but one day it’s water
we’ll all be fighting for.

You never saw that in your crystal balls
not even in the halls of Aesir.

We’re all starving in the land of plenty
blind with twenty/twenty.

I need more and more
never is more
more than enough for me,
greedy?

feed me your protocols
I’ll have them with lentils
because it’s all soup
anyway,

© 2018, John Smallshaw.