Ashes

Talking about Babylon
as if it has been and gone
and where did Jericho go?

in Mesopotamia, they put the
blame on you, but
in Jerusalem, you wowed them
and now when you need a favour
they went and left you,

the last supper?
on Tupperware,
social distancing
meant that
only Judas was there,

there will be hell to pay
as my mum used to say
and so often
she was right.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.