An albatross to hang with all the others,
everything smothers me except for
and the tranq is like money in the bank
a bottle full of quiet that lets me go
quietly down the tubes.
I’m a dream or in a dream or maybe not a dream
it could be real and that’s real scary,
Mary, Mary said to dare me
come and see,
(that has to be a dream)
It has to be said
that most of this
only occurs in my head,
the safest place is
often the one
© 2020, John Smallshaw.