Counting Corinthians

What number do we
seventeen
sixty three
and does she number us so?

In feeling less than it
and
still getting on with it
head to the grindstone
eyes on the goal
I get the whole picture

I am the prime number
even as time
jumbled me up
I stumbled back up
to get back down with it.

For every funeral I go to
every numeral takes on
another meaning
do you know what I mean?

what number do we
when we only see
the next number in line?

© 2016, John Smallshaw.