Cottoning on

If you were doing that easy to please me
forget it,
the mill and myself have been ’round the block
more than once,
we all end up here which may not be the end
but the end’s very near whether here or not.

three score and ten then the rest is a bonus
they’ll pay you a pension
and the Queen’ll give you a mention
if you manage to reach the ton,

some of us don’t care if we get there this time
because there’s always another time somewhere
down the timeline.

Saturday
lockdown
London’s
a funny
town
but nobody’s
laughing.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.