Is It?

There’s nothing rarer
among our common
times as upfront lies

A done deed rubs at
skin & lays out scars
[as if a patched path

after fixed pipes]/ It’ll
not fade/ Noted/ Lay
as my paid work – I’ll

pay out later – labour
rates don’t equate in
my accounting notes

Here – a bare invoice
you submitted with a
note of shame – quip

whilst ahead – joke
as hollowed laughter
leaves a deep trench

needing to be re-filled
[my laggard walks will
take me by your work]