Passengers

Socrates,
the philosopher
not
the footballer,
although
I guess
they both kicked
things around,
one on the field of play
and one
back in the day
when
philosophy
made
for a great party.

me and ‘crazy horse’
civilisation?
tea?
but of course
and a Garibaldi.

Brokers.

Carving the dinner
every one a winner
except
for the chicken.

The blows go over my head
everyone knows
Di Maggio’s dead,

so is Kenny
but he always is.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.