Night fall

The road to Wigan pier,
still here?
I guess so.

but moving on
as we all must do
even if it’s just to
muddle through.

The rich and the famous
the notorious and
the nameless
have it made,
it’s all
laid out for them
and so can we
if we’re allowed to
be free.

Be an exhibition
make yourself a
composition of
all you are.

the road paved with good intentions
never mentions the navvies
who
built it.

so,
build yourself into
the one you
want to be.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.