Come on then, give it to me.
Scream your joy of dinosaurs
and stamp collecting into my wrinkled face.
Describe your favourite film to me,
shot by shot. Shout, if you have to.
Explain why the book you just read
bent the moon in half.
List every animal in order of speed.
Trip over your tongue.
Love someone who loves you
the way you love your hobbies.
Tell me every single thing I’ve done wrong.
Let your actions be a reflection in a puddle
convincing me to jump in.
© Carl Burkitt 2020