Time for a Martini

So many posting
about the virus
saying,
why us?

Placebo on the radio?
a song that’s far too long
and hard to swallow.

Mud baths might follow
and you can wallow in them
but real men
stand up and fight and
don’t panic buy toilet rolls
because that is not right.

I’m alive and kicking
ticking over quite nicely
and the better part of me
the beat in the heart of me
the one known as She,
is doing fabulously.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.