Street corners

Just hangin’
waiting for the final knockin’s
watching the Devil grinning
and
no one but that one is winning
this war.

Despondency
does not become me,
but becomes me
in despondency.

Trying to rise above it
eating well and getting fit,
well.
eating well at least,
fit only for the beast
that comes a-callin’

© 2021, John Smallshaw.