Fairground attractions

Cut me a carat
let it sparkle for me.

Craftsman
draughtsman
It’s the way they
heft the axe man

everything is cut away.

The evening exploded into
a cross section view of
what you were doing,

quite interesting,
but what really got to me
was the way that they shot at me
and not one of them knew me?
yet
content if they blew me away.

Skimming
a flat stone
projectile,
watching it hop
seeing it stop
hoping I’d got
one more go…

..and the diamonds in my eyes etched
crystal patterns where love dies,
I saw it all and more,
She
watched it on Amazon, two
feet below the false horizon

the hammer fell,
the penny dropped
but
no one
gets a prize.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.