One for Sundance

The culture call
let standards fall
we’ll flag them up as mad.

I always was what I was not and not what I could be
I never saw destruction without that hint of glee,
I’m bad.

to gain respect one must expect
to do things properly,
by the book not
by hook or crook
or so
the tutor said to me.

But I was never meant to be
a guiding star or
a celebrity
not even sure if I was meant to be
me
but who is?

© 2016, John Smallshaw.