Look Down,
We are still alive, just.
There was no planning for us.
There were no rehearsals.
We just sort of came.

We know that for us, 
There will always be less.
We just have to grin it,
We sort of just bare it,N
Just like the Stoics that we are.
After all and to be honest,
We always just carry on;
Because there is no justice for us.

Whilst we are doing so,
The cascade of promises,
And all those out of reach opportunities
Fall scapegoating beyond our reach.

We have been missed again.
A strange circumstance
For us for sure,
As we are such 
A Big Target to hit.

Because of this we value less
The words delivered
By those who are inclined to be teachers.
To be judged as not capable,
As not viable in the long term,
Is simple put, well not nice.
Yet it describes the outlook of those who have to live it.
This is the truth of ignorance trapped in poverty.

So we shuffle along a bit more
And when needed we centre our vote,
On another ephemeral set of policies,
In what they describe as a manifesto.
It is their simplified list to be sold,
And we The Voters are to be sold at.
(Note, an Algorithm can not even 
Categorise us a people).

But we are otherwise engaged.
We have to be
In  order to survive.
We are on the other side
Way, way over yonder.
In fact we are so way off message,
We are not even clueless,
We are actually trackless.
(There isn't even a track
For us to be from the wrong side of)

Left alone again we will become re-stupefied
And eventually congeal and die.
That is usually the way in our world.
Some call it Cancer, others call it neglect.
The cycle of inheritance for us
Always stops at death.
We bring nothing with us,
We take with us even less.

We are however a few less to. . .
To be soaked up,
To be governed.

It is as if
We. . . 
We were never here.

© 2018 Christopher Thompson. All rights reserved.

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