A new flavour of Pringles

Some days there will be 11 onion bhajis
in the pack of 10 you bought.
There will be trains on time
and Chocolate Oranges on offer
and a 5-5 draw involving a team you don’t support.
Some days there will be hiccups from a baby,
a new flavour of Pringles,
a night of watching home videos,
a thumbs up from a bus driver.
Some days there won’t be.
There will be the shadows
of all that happiness: a cool place to lie
and embrace the darkness until you’re ready.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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