Line

Poem from The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard

Stand in line

they said.

So he did.

Toe the line

they said.

So he did.

Sign on

the dotted line

they said.

So he did.

 

Then they sent him

to the frontline

where he learnt

of a thin line

between breathing

and not breathing.

 

© John Agard from The Rainmaker Danced (Hodder)