Playing Monopoly Solitaire
Stuck on Free Parking.
Bum sore from this commode
Everything’s shit-slow these days.
My carer’s stuck somewhere on the road
“Will somebody get me off this bog!”
Listening to the sounds of the city
Watching shadows lengthen
Trying not to feel self-pity.
Not worth pressing my button
To hear some disembodied voice
Offering ambiguous platitudes.
At least I’m not in a Care Home
Chivvied along by Nurse Bountiful.
I’ve worked hard all my life
Only want what I’m due
Shocked by the state of the National Health
Punished for my lack of wealth.
There’s no justice in this world
It’s every man for himself.
Can’t even end it all
The pills are on too high a shelf!