Friar Tuck’s Balsam

I wouldn’t have it any other way,
well perhaps or
maybe Friday.

I’m calling in a favour from a friend
who voted Labour and I’m asking
for a small piece of the pie.

They can slice it any way
carve it up into today
all I want is one
small portion of the pie.

My belly’s started shrinking and
its started me to thinking that the pie
is just the carrot and I’m sick

subcutaneous emotions
underneath the skin there’s oceans
the fish were fished out many years ago

I wish I knew I know I do
it’s Monday
why are you

slicing up the pie and eating all the crust?

just one favour from a friend who voted Labour then I’ll end
up with a fraction of the cost that it cost me.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.