Playing Scrabble

 
 
..and when she licked her lips
I knew that trouble was brewing,
see,
it’s not what you do or don’t do
it’s how you try to hide it
 
*this line edited out*
( to protect the innocent )
 
Anyway,
I sat and took it like a man
cried for my mam
prayed to the Lord
( who ignored me )
said sorry and
the storm passed over me.
 
When I am laid out
all these dramas
being played out
will be forgotten and
forgiven by the living,
but
I’m still breathing with no
intention of leaving any time soon,
 
be sure to tune in
again.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.