Getting Late

Tom Mandel

Hook holds bait
knuckle scarred

On this date
travel far

Almost eight
inside car

Getting late
sky is tar

Night create
no new star

Wall of slate
nothing mar

Kingdom great
so is Czar

Moon will hate
start of war

Lid must wait
for a jar

Now that fate
where you are

A new state
moves to bar

Outside gate
play last card