Grapevines

I hope you know that we’re all being screwed,
politics spewing their lies
the deployment of ‘no vacancies’
they are chewing us up to spit us out
and then we’ll be shipped out

employment’s a myth
it never existed,
we’ve been fixed on a treadmill
but the rumours persisted and we
took them as facts.

promises were made to renege on
and for each falsehood a knighthood
which is no fukin good to me.

Conspiracy?
well
that takes brains
and I won’t credit them
with those.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.