what we know now and then

We can believe they’re well fed
or we can lead them to the table.

he drowns near to water
denying the hangman.

I sit watching Babylon
television on,
mind off.

Jericho
the new way to go
build a wall with the
bones of your ancestors,
I
guess there’s plenty of those.

Nostradamus
haunting the alleyway
and
we’re trying to slip away
unnoticed
as if he hasn’t seen us
already

© 2020, John Smallshaw.