He’s wearing a black mask
someone had dealt him the ace of spades
when we all know it’s only Russian roulette.
better to be safe than secure?
sure looks like a bullet to me
Through the openings of his eyes where
the dream lives on and dies
I see tomorrow in the background
a blackground for the black mask
I want to ask him then about now,
but don’t know how to phrase
The chamber spins and
the dealer.grins in that
Russian kind of way,
© 2020, John Smallshaw.