October break

 
 
While you’re thinking about the voice control
someone
is controlling the person that’s pulling your strings,
 
everything’s cloak and dagger for some
and
some things are cloak and dagger for everyone,
I’m still wondering, who is it that pulls the strings
and
makes the canary sing?
 
It is as it is
and like a ship on a sandbar
we are as we are
stuck in it,
right up to our necks in it,
 
this is not about Brexit
but it could be.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.