Bendy toys

Throw them a lifeline tied to a landmine,
pull on and let’s watch them blow.

if it seems like a good deal, too good to be true,
hold on to your breath and I’ll watch you turn blue,

nothing’s for nothing
we pay in the end
even for those who palm it off
on their
‘flexible friend.

never regret if you end up in debt
as long as you had a good time.

© 2021, John Smallshaw.