This ducking and diving is one way I survive in,
one staying alive in unethical times.

you can
keep your kudos for a keepsake,
just makes my ears ache.

But think on
you’ll give it all up to get on
You’ll get on for as long
as you don’t think.

It’s beyond my ken
as to how
and the why
or the when does not
concern me.

But what burns me
what really turns
my stomach
that it is
the way that it is.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.