‘Bates motel’

 
 
California doesn’t dream any more
why dream, it says, what for?
the reality bite
a virtual blight
California don’t dream anymore.
 
In Tallahassee
they smash me,
break all my bones
and
leave me to rot in
one of those trailer trash homes,
but that’s
Tallahassee.
 
Someone put a spoke in
the great British machine
it should have been
a token and
now Britain’s broken.
 
sorry
I feel a bit humpty
but
when I’m down in the dumps
she
make things alright.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.