The snake belt

This pill we have to swallow
( and quite right, two does not make a Summer )
the harsh rules we have to follow,

no shortages now
the hoarders must have enough.

I should have wriiten this on blotting paper
but
it spreads out anyway and will fade away
like reflections of a memory
changing every day.

Morose is for those
and not for me
I’m getting on with it
doing my bit,
and hoping
you are doing yours

© 2020, John Smallshaw.