Tunnels

Even when there’s no fight we fight
and we do it to exorcise those demons
that delight in it,

putty and plasticine,
fashioning the obscene
or
making a meme
we are
putty and plasticine.

The break out
will come
and we’ll take out
the guards,
the sentinels,
and flee through the halls
of some greater place.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.