The odds are…

There will be protests
deputations
demonstrations
lies, truth, and repudiations,
until
the situation’s beyond our
control,

but we’re fooling no one
because no one’s listening
there’ll be no one watching
as we hit the switch.

They can’t conscript me
because I’m elderly
also
I’m in hiding
and they’re on a hiding
to,
to nothing.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.