Sinking below the skyline

How do you juggle the struggle
when you’re on the edge of the stage
and just what are we struggling for?
going under is not too bad
hard to breathe but
we get over that.

Harking back,
tilling the land
filling the land
a shilling in your hand
and suddenly
you’re the King’s man

no longer the farmer.

If and when
karma comes
it’ll come bearing
fukin big guns
and
that’s when the fight begins
or ends,
it all depends on the
audience.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.