Shopping sideways

The first thing you hear is,
‘are you looking for God’
my answer
I am looking for a way out
and not to the car park.

A stark reminder if that’s what it takes
that you only find Jeezus
when everything else
what you believed was
in life

These are the dangerous times
food banks
bread lines
a population that’s waiting,
revolting, but this is just
stating what you already know.

The last thing you hear is,
take a leaflet,
take a pamphlet
to read at your leisure
my answer
but it gives me
scant pleasure
because I can’t find
the way out.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.