8pm postman

I’ve never seen your shorts in the dark,
but pushing your trolley with headlights
you deserve to puff out
your orange hi-vis chest
and have the lick
of a first class pat on the back.
I’ve never read a letter
after eating my dinner
but I bet it would taste sweet
to spoon the thoughts
of a late night loved one
into my toothless eyes.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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