Life is a but

Row row, row,
skid row’s turning up
more and more
from the urban myth
the ocean shore
row, row, row.

another row
is death row
howdya feel
about that?

Blame it on the wax in your ears or
the cranky old dears that have seen
too many years
or it could be the way that society’s
going today,

we’ll still row
even if we don’t know
where we are going.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.