40 Winks

Ear popping
carriage hopping
this tube seems like
it’s never stopping
at my stop.

I’m tired
and when tired
I
get cranky.

My sight become focused
and yet
I
cannot see,
that’s what being cranky
does and it does it to me.

In the slow unwind
there is
or so
I
find
a release of tension,

lines blur
when I know that
I’m near
or
when I’m nearly there.

Getting old holds terrors,
cranky being one of them

I could end up becoming
one of those
cranky old men
and
that’d never do.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.