feet aching
back breaking
thinking of taking
a holiday,

‘the rock and roll
of the tortured soul’

One way or today
I’ll get away
or get put away
it’s all the same,

thinking again,
could be tomorrow
or a week on Hawaii.

Punch drunk on rum
lunch was fun
I think,

must remember not to drink
on an empty stomach.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.