Could do better

I know how long a furlong is
but don’t know how long a
furlough is,
I used to know when we called it a holiday
when it was
two, three or four weeks with pay
all this time on my hands weighs heavy on my heart
and there doesn’t seem an end to it,

shoot me now I need to start work and
you can stick your furlough as far up your furlong
as it will go.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.