INTENT TO BELITTLE
Into the inferno goes Johnny Archer.
'We'll never see him alive again.'
Outside the circus tent, so many are doing so little.
'A nation of hoots and thieves, that's all.'
Inside, the freak show was running over. The
crowd mumbled and roared. 'I swear, never again!'
Understanding everything, which was nothing at all,
I stood alongside the barker, holding my tickets in the rain.