The reality the idea held together with bonds insoluble in water
A fence is a two way street only if you happen to be tall enough to step over it
hows about something not like barbed wire but like a crown of thorns
or not. Isn’t Jesus sacrifice enough to stop talk of war fields machine gun emplacements etc
If you struggle it just cuts into the cloth of your clothes or your flesh. Deeper and deeper.
Where does it belong? Not near me. Not in my home or street or playground, park or cut.
Razor cut defences on industrial estate fences
keeping the ruffians out, keeping the fear locked in
blue sky above, there’s something above us
moving this mountain, sorting this and that
telling whatsisname what I did when and how to prove it
telling Gladys of that mistake one night after too much to drink
telling so many of us what to think, when we make a mistake
not to throw ourselves into the lake but onto Gods mercy
Or this stink won’t go away.
It’s as quick as that. Say Grace and Three Hail Mary’s
God free fix available £5.99 at the local store.
Walking down the street or the road
Avoiding treading on the warty toad
Let the dog sniff it
Cut my head open
All in a days walk.
Say hello to the neighbours
shout and make a scene
feel alright again
go over your calorie limit for the day
hold your head in your hands
Kiss. I forgot kiss.
A long time ago