Did you think it would be ‘just a perfect day’,
Or were you miles past thinking, anyway?

As ship leaves shore, easing aside all agitation
Hypodermic depletion, you’re expecting repletion
Now fully at…. Rest.

State you’re in, you’ve got to laugh about those Chinese imports.
Needle-shaped candy available in local newsagents:
Depress the syringe in order to squirt the sweet juice into your mouth.
If only it were so easy, easy, easy.

Never as simple as brass bands and that.
In those days, it was round the Tarn and on to the Ba Ba Club,
That’s where your Mam were at.

Couldn’t you have managed this, too?
Making it through
To something more ’n your final fill
Of heroin spiked with fentanyl.