Labour day comes with a red flag

Skating on thin ice!
who’d dare do that?

we only crawl on broken glass
waiting for the storm to pass

and with masks in case of
mustard gas we can’t see much
ahead.

It’s not a war
it is a war
what else is a recovery for?

it’ll get better
so we wait and while we’re
picking glass from bloodied knees,
they’re
rebuilding economies,

both are painful.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.