Is this how it is for you
when you’re blue?
Skating smoothly on the superficial
Smiling in all the right moments
Saying all the right things as responses
to what is said
Is there enough bread in the pantry?
Have you remembered to put the bin on the verge?
Would you prefer lamb chops or snaggers?
A loved one who has no idea
that you’ve got the inner staggers
and you’re not sure why
so you can’t explain
and you don’t want
Is this how it is for you?
-- Murray Jennings