Conscious of my surroundings and
au fait with the situation
I work within a formation of ideas.
It is not what I see
that intrigues me.
The missionary commissions me
to write for his magazine,
but I’ve been there and done it, rose and rode through it while some never make it and I take no pleasure from that.
To stare from inside the stare, to be aware that it’s late in the day, I’m up
with current and currency trends
making the most of my money
and the pleasure if any
is giving to the many who have no
pleasures to call on of their own.
© 2019, John Smallshaw.