Yachting on the Yangtze, part two

We sink to the sounds of
‘Rule Britannia’
can you
hear us singing?

Still pretending to be Great,
even though
we’re at the back of the queue
and have to wait
our turn.

Are we done for
and if so
who will come for us
who will comfort us
will rock bottom really suit us
why don’t they just shoot us
get it over with?

© 2020, John Smallshaw.