It’s a delaying tactic,
we have to
find the lady in a
three-card trick,

are you sick of the stonewall
have you been thrown to the dogs?

You hum along to
‘Mack the knife’
not realising
he’s taking your life
you’re wastage.

I’m putting some time in
to look for that silver lining,
there are
plenty more clouds in the sky.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.