Getting Your Own Back

fallen angels

we all falter


non-immaculate conceptions

who to blame

Mum Dad Dad Mum

let’s invent a vengeful God 

to take vengeance on

do animals avenge a wrong

look for an eye for an eye

do the fish or the fowl

weigh a scale for a scale

pluck a feather for a feather

the bee’s sting is defence

not retaliation

not getting even

only humans 

spin this as retribution

pay back time



getting satisfaction

how very eloquent

is language

on this subject

however slight

the slight

proportionate hurt

disproportionate hurt

let each tin god decide