Reefs

What is the half a dozen of
when the other is six of one?

More questions that crucify me

there should be a book we
could look in
full of answers to
things we can’t pin down,

like why is brown called brown
and an adjective also a noun?

There’s a fire in the decks down below
and
blood on the walls
but
sometimes that’s the way I
blow
hot and cold
at some times young
but
mostly old.

Happy to be alive
to thrive and
markedly
happy to survive

and there is a familiar ring to the kiss
the church of my childhood
the things that I miss

Boom
and I’m back to more questions,
the
answers I lack.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.