Time to say Goodnight by Martin Fasting

Time to say Goodnight

We scrupulously observe daily menial rituals

They seem to confer a dimension to our life

We break down our days and nights

Into essentially forgettable moments

Probably hoping to escape our fate

As they say that we scroll through our memories

Before we pass away

So good night to you all

And build this life-saver

In a bright bouquet of souvenirs

A crocodile will take you down the river

The ferryman is away for the bank holiday

But for a penny you will get many extra tears

Art by Martin Fasting (detail)