our brief span in the sun

the rhapsodising alcoholic got it wrong

the white collar workaholic got it wrong

the mad old witch at her turnip patch and sunflowers got it right

the Jehovah’s Witnesses got it wrong

the jihadist went out of his way to get it wrong

the sixteen year old mother and her steadfast friends got it right

the ex-con at the cafe table, with his tobacco and Staffordshire bitch

has got it right

the intelligent, mild man married to the idiot woman

got it wrong

the idiot woman doesn’t care

the cheerful butcher who knows everyone’s name got it right

the scraggly busker eating lychees got it right

the snouted bat gobbling gnats by stadium light got it right

the barefoot ones under the Spiderman kite

got it right

 

Will Swan

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