Rubies bleed too

I wonder
where would we be
without China and tea
and no cows for the milk
no worms, no silk
no Santa Claus,
pause
does Claus have an e
on the end?
I wonder.

Lucky for me that I love
Tennessee
and Williams
is luckier for that,

but
if the truth’s to be told
we’re all cats on a roof
getting old

I wonder
where else would we be?

© 2018, John Smallshaw.