Cucumber

There are three empty beer cans
on your high chair
and I don’t know if I’m cool.
My hips hurt.
I don’t care if my football teams lose.
I’ve got more than one lint roller.
I can’t pack a bag
for a weekend without crying
over indecision.
Some mornings I look out the window
and salute to strangers.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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