Single cells

They only wire you up to fire you up
and that’s why you’re so uptight.

Listen to Brahms

becoming unhooked fucks up the system
the relays or something gets blown,

if we’d been shown it we’would have blown it
years ago,

Jericho falls to those with the balls to attack
with a background in music to ensure
they don’t lose it,
they’re hooked up, wired in,
kept thin and mean and are parties to the
first part in a megalomaniac’s dream.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.