He got some professional hope
is the best typo I’ve ever seen.
I imagine it to be a baker
confidently baking only 12 rolls.
I once heard someone say they were
an optimist but rarely told anyone
out loud in case it jinxed it.
I get hope from small things like
spotting takeaway drivers on Monday nights,
toddlers standing after every tumble,
out of tune adult choirs,
or remembering the supply teacher
who always wrote the date on the board
10 years in the past and how no one
corrected her to save her embarrassment.
© Carl Burkitt 2020