The brief

Uncompromising as the lies that tie
are the bonds that buy us time.

We planted this seed to grow
When the plane took off we took off too
she went
I went
and who knows who the pilot was.

( a small aside from those lies, how they hide)

We discriminate, disseminate and propagate
we live, we love and hate and some of ‘we’
write poetry.

Ten minutes ago they gave me five minutes to live
five minutes to give a damn
five more to be a man
time’s up.

The planes still fly,
reluctantly
she
relinquishes control
and hands me her heart
on a plate.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.