Foot soldiers

Wherever we are
we know that it’s marked
on the map and we know too
that where we are is a trap.

we should be there
or elsewhere
somewhere but not here.

Some think a centimetre is
as long as a centipede
and some agreed with them.

Preston,
‘the county town’
is in lockdown,
just
Lancashire
balancing on a high wire
again.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.