Onyx

If life’s a lousy picture

If Life's a Lousy Picture,
Why Not Leave Before the End,
Don't worry,
One night we’ll find that deserted Kinema
The torches extinguished
The Cornish ripples locked away in the safe
The tornoff tickets chucked
In the tornoff shotbin
The projectionist gone home to his nightmare
Don’t worry, That film will still be running
(the one about the sunset)
and we’ll find two horses
tethered in the front stalls
and we'll mount
and we'll ride off into our happy ending

Roger McGough (1937 – Present)