Syphoning cyanide

What do we need and do we need it now and if not now when
where’s the punctuation, was a note tacked on the sheet

no question mark, black mark for the tutor, another question, should we then shoot her?

We’re wilting under this thing that no one has a clue about,
there’ll be no cure for the poor and no cure for the rich either,
we’ll wither or we won’t
I don’t intend to give up.

Getting over it is just like going under but higher,

why a
government that we’ve elected can’t take their
heads from out of their arses and see that
the writing’s on the wall
is beyond my ken,

but I didn’t vote for them?
someone, anyone, everyone,

someone did.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.