By the Skin of Our Teeth

Life’s everyday challenges

pressing business meetings

expiry dates on foodstuff

sales slips filed to keep for

guarantees on equipment

electronic gizmos.

People adopted the culture

of politicians:

Lies  lies  lies

and live with them.

Into this quagmire of

hypocritical life

artists remain the seekers

for truth

having experienced the

roller coaster ride on the

social playgrounds.

The higher the position

the greater the downfall


but by the skin of his teeth

the artist survives

yet pretenders spread

their powers in moonless


Spouses shout to each other

with four syllable words

some women resort to

banging doors shut

freaking out with






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