Moral Limbo, by Ben Macnair

There is a new game,
it’s named after a place,
one of those existential places
that people who don’t spend much time with people
know about it.
We shall call it Moral Limbo.

Shall we play?
It is not a competition,
We shall play it more for the kicks
than the kudos.

How low can you go?
Lower than a snake?
Lower than a raindrop?
How are your ethics?
Your sense of empathy?
Are you doing things for the common good,
or what you can get away with?

Nose in the trough,
riding the Gravy train.
Playing moral limbo.
How low can you go?
Letting everyone else
take the strain.

I will tell you all about I, Me and Mine.
How low can you go?
I can only go this low,
as I haven’t got a spine.

Ben Macnair is an award-winning poet and playwright from Staffordshire in the United Kingdom. Follow him on Twitter @benmacnair