15 October 2012

A Better Chance


Cited a long way back to ‘appiness – and yet
the eagle lands beak-filled with odds & ends
before the shopping sprees begin; isn’t quite
anomalous yet, something sez you’d believe
an obtuse view if the wind changed before a
fall favoured you instead of the rest, but it is
a test of patience, there’s clearly no rainbow
of glory in this set so let’s listen and learn

It’ll be no surprise you didn’t mistake words
cited as the prophet’s own being anything
other than a sales pitch, but it was too late
to exchange that wisdom for a sandwich;
but now the bird’s landed with the truth
and you’ll stand a much better chance
© 15 September 2012, I. D. Carswell