Falling silent

One day
when this is out of the way
and the way becomes clearer
I will be nearer to thee.

Jerusalem is many men
where wars are fought
lost and won
and then fought over again.

Passing the time with communion wine
and a wafer that’s far too thin
I am drunk to begin with
and so tired I can’t give
any more.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.