22 October 2015



it could happen

to anyone

at any time

but it should never

have happened here

not to me

and not to you

no, not to us

alone amongst

smiling enemies

we’ll come to ourselves

on the rebound

praise the love sacrificial

eat our prayer books

and blot our jotters

with rapacious jealousy

but we’ll see it out

from the beginning

to the very end

all things being square

and on the level

in that moment

we’ll see the truth

that what should happen

will eventually happen

just like I said it could

just like you knew it would



  1. Thank you Brian - or is it Peter? - your comment is much appreciated.

  2. love it john. going to read it again tomorrow and savour it a bit!