I am quite sure that
I’d be safer and somewhat secure
somewhere in Siberia.

but here we stay and by ‘we’ as if you didn’t know,
I mean me and that’s because I’m awkward and
don’t want to go,

never knew I knew that
but now I do.

but this,
this is like breathing in static electricity
worried all the time that it’s affecting me,
testing negative
staying positive
attach two wires to me
and I’ll be
your battery.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.