Counting backwards

ip dip sky blue
remember who played the game
with you.

And if you try to deny me
the debt that falls due
it’ll be
ip dip sky blue.

Backtrack to the coal sack
and the smoking fires.

don’t fly around the flames
dive in
head first
get there before you feel the pain.

ip dip sky blue
running through
my head again.

Did I mention dementia?
do you fear it might come?
to wake up one morning
and know it’s begun.

Fate can wait in the queue
and it’s
ip dip sky blue.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.