New people will be moving
into the downstairs flat soon.
It’s nice imagining the carpet
whispering to toes
they will get to know too well.
I like thinking about the doorknob
shining itself up to make a good impression.
Hello! the welcome mat will say.
There’s sugar upstairs, if you need it.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s