Altogether algebra

Well
it could be or not what you don’t want you got and what you need is the need to get more, but the shop shuts at noon which is far, far too soon so you make do and mend, I’m not defending the right for the greed though I might if the money was tight and I needed the rent and that’s the bent thinking which sets me off drinking, work at four, drink some more, a cycle I try hard to break, but the wheels keep on going as I keep on throwing the beer down the back of my throat.

Shall I get my coat?
shall I?
or wait because my mouth’s dry,
do I do it or not,
is it want what I got and
do I need another monkey to feed?

© 2015, John Smallshaw.